Supreme Court Upholds Samuel Ortom’s Election As Benue Governor


FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA ABUJA.

21-01-2020.

JIME Vs ORTOM.

The supreme court has affirmed the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

In their unanimous judgement ,the court dismissed the appeal for totally lacking in merit, availing that ,the appellant has failed to prove the case of none compliance against the respondent.

They upheld the ruling of the tribunal.

The seven man panel of Justices that sat on the case are:-
Hon. Justice Olabode Rhodes-vivour

Hon. Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta

Hon. Justice musa Dattijo Muhammad

Hon. Justice Amiru sanusi

Hon. Justice Amina Adamu Augie

Hon. Justice Paul Adamu Galumji

Hon. Justice Uwani Musa Aba Aji

The supreme court has upheld the election of Samuel Ortom as the governor of Benue state.

Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, who led a seven-man panel, dismissed the appeal of Emmanuel Jime, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March gubernatorial election, for lacking in merit.

Jime had challenged Ortom’s reelection on the grounds of substantial noncompliance with the provisions of Electoral Act, 2010 as amended.

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