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BREAKING: Supreme Court affirms Ortom as Benue governor

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 21, has affirmed the October 7, 2019 decision of the Benue State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, and the November 28, 2019 judgment of the Appeal Court, which upheld the election of Samuel Ortom as governor of the state.

In a unanimous ruling, a 7-man panel led by Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour held that the appeal by Emmanuel Jime and the All Progressives Congress was lacking in merit.

Meanwhile, on Monday, January 20, the Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as the Governor of Sokoto State.

The court dismissed an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Aliyu challenging the election of Aminu Tambuwal as Governor of Sokoto state.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, the apex court dismissed the appeal on the ground that the appellant failed to prove his allegation of non-compliance with the electoral act and issues of over-voting

Also, the Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Abdullahi Ganduje as the Governor of Kano state.

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abba Kabir Yusuf, filed an appeal at the apex court to dispute the March 24 supplementary election held in some electoral wards in Kano State.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court dismissed the appeal filed by Abba Yusuf challenging the election of Governor Ganduje for lacking in merit.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the March 9 election in Kano State inconclusive, which led to the supplementary election held on March 23.

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