- An appeal court in Abuja has granted election victory to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state
- The appeal court threw out the case brought by Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as lacking merit
- Jime was also fined N150,000 by the appellate court
Supporters and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue were, on Thursday, November 28, greeted with the news that the appeal court has delivered a ruling in favour of Governor Samuel Ortom.
The judgement was delivered in Abuja with the court throwing away the appeal filed by Emmanuel Jime, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the governorship election of March 9.
Channels Television reports that the ruling was a decision unanimously taken by the panel of judges with the argument that Jime's appeal lacked merit.
All the issues raised by the appellant were also resolved against him just as the court slammed him with a fine of N150,000.
Legit.ng reported recently how the appeal court also sacked spokesperson of the Nigerian Senate, Adedayo Adeyeye, as the lawmaker representing Ekiti South senatorial district in the upper legislative chamber.
Adeyeye, a former national publicity secretary of the PDP, defected to the APC from where he contested for the senatorial seat.
The court declared Senator Biodun Olujimi of the PDP winner of the election.
Olujimi, a former principal officer in the 8th senate, is a former deputy governor of Ekiti state. She had won the case at the lower tribunal in the state weeks back.
The appellate court also recently sacked a senator, Abubakar Tambuwal, who represented Sokoto South at the National Assembly and on the platform of the APC.
The member of the House of Representatives for Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta federal constituency on the platform of the APC, Hon Aliyu Shehu, also faced same loss at the appeal court.
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