Benue State Governorship Election: Tribunal Reserves Judgment

The Benue State governorship election petitions tribunal has reserved
judgment in a petition filed by Emmanuel Jime and the All Progressive
Congress (APC) challenging the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The tribunal said a date will be announced later when the judgment
would be made.

Jime and the APC filed the petition on the grounds that Ortom was not
duly elected by a majority of lawful votes.

The PDP had asked the tribunal to dismiss Jime’s petition and that of
his party for lacking in “evidential and material” value.

PDP’s counsel, Chris Uche, moved the motion before the tribunal while
adopting their final written addresses by parties before the Justice
Henry Oluseyi-led panel.


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