Benue Tribunal upholds Gov. Ortom’s election, dismisses Jime’s petition

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By Peter Duru

The Benue State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal presided over by Justice Adebola Olusiyi has upheld the election of Governor Samuel Ortom and dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate in the last election Mr. Emmanuel Jime challenging his victory for lacking in merit.

Mr. Jime had approached the tribunal to nullify the election on the ground that the March 9 poll and the supplementary election of March 23 were marred by irregularities and failed to substantially comply with the provisions of Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

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