On Monday, September 21, the Justice Elizabeth Karatu-led governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Makurdi ruled against the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Prince Terhemen Tarzoor.
Yesterday, September 22, Tarzoor disclosed that he would approach the Court of Appeal to seek justice following the judgment of the tribunal that threw out his petition citing lack of evidence for its action.
According to Thisday, Tarzoor opined that his petition was in order, which he said, if viewed dispassionately, would doubtlessly guarantee him victory.
In a statement released by his media aide, C. T. Hwuande, Tarzoor stated that his lawyers will approach the Court of Appeal, Makurdi Division in his quest for justice.
The statement encouraged PDP supporters in the state to remain resolute in their support for Tarzoor adding that the road to justice, no matter how long, will lead to the desired destination.
He also praised his supporters across the state for their show of solidarity, commitment and dedication before, throughout the period his case was in the tribunal.
Recall that the court upheld the election of Governor Samuel Ortom who contested on the platform of All Progressives Congress as the winner of the April 11 governorship poll in the state as declared by the Independent National Election Commission.
Justice Karatu dismissed the petition against the governor on the ground that the PDP candidate failed to prove his case substantially stressing that Tarzoor lacked cogent facts to back the petition.
Last month, the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi admitted four exhibits from the subpoenaed INEC’s witnesses in a petition by Mr Daniel Onjeh of the APC challenging the return of Senator David Mark.