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Tribunal dismisses Jimes’ petition for lacking merit, affirms Ortom’s election

– Election petition tribunal affirms Samuel Ortom
of Benue winner of the 2019 governorship
election held in the state
– The tribunal dismisses the petition of the
candidate of the All progressives Congress
(APC), Emmanuel Jime, saying it lacked merit

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting
in Makurdi on Monday affirmed the re-election of
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue and dismissed the
petition of Mr Emmanuel Jime for lacking in merit.

Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had
challenged the return of Ortom of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) by the National
Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on the
grounds of substantial noncompliance with the
provisions of Electoral Act, 2010 as amended.

Jime had urged the tribunal to either declare
him the winner or cancel the election and order a
rescheduled one
Samuel Ortom of Benue was on Monday, October
7, affirmed by the election petition tribunal as the
clear winner of the recent governorship poll held in
the state.
The tribunal knocked out the petition brought
before it by the candidate of the All Progressives
Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime, for lacking in
merit.

By Victor Aluede G.y

Aluede G.y Victory is a history
enthusiast an a mediapreneur living in Aboru,
Lagos. He studied arts at skills click foundation, he is an alumni of Rehoboth college Aboru, Lagos.

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