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Details of Benue governorship Election Tribunal update


Details of Benue governorship Tribunal Update!


Tribunal in Benue State has fixed May 28 to commence pre-trial on the governorship petition ,National and State Assembly Election Petitions in the state.

Deborah Musa, the Tribunal secretary disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Makurdi.

She said that all court processes had been completed and that the pre-trial was set to begin.

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Mr Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressive Congress (APC), is challenging the re-election of Gov Samuel Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the March 2, 2019 polls.

In the petition filed by Mr Sunday Ameh (SAN), Jime is asking the tribunal to upturn Ortom’s victory and declare him winner having scored the highest number of lawful votes cast.

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Mr Michael Gusa, Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Benue, has,however, said that the governor was sure of victory at the tribunal.

“We are very hopeful of victory. The governor’s team of lawyers has raised a preliminary objection asking the court to dismiss the petition for lack of merit,” Gusa had told NAN while filing Ortom’s defense.



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