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Supreme court affirms Ortom’s election

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Samuel Ortom as the Governor of Benue State.

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime had approached the court over allegations of over-voting and other electoral malpractices during the 2019 governorship elections in the state.

But in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta on Tuesday, the apex court agreed with the concurrent findings of the election petition tribunal and the Court of Appeal that Samuel Ortom was the winner of the election.

In another judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Datijo, Supreme court also upheld the election of Ahmadu Fintiri as the Governor of Adamawa State.

The court held that the appellant failed to prove the allegation of over-voting and other infractions contained in his petition.

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