Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds Elections of Fintiri, Ortom as Adamawa, Benue Governors

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SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 21 – The supreme court has upheld the elections of Samuel Ortom and Umaru Fintiri as the governors of Benue and Adamawa states.

In ruling on 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.

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

Similarly, the Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state in the March 9, 2019 governorship poll.

Delivering the judgement on Tuesday in Abuja, the apex court dismissed the petition filed by Muhammed Bindow, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against Fintiri, who is the PDP candidate in the election.

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