The Supreme Court on Tuesday 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.
In a similar judgement, the apex Court also upheld the elections of Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Adamawa state Governor.
The same of the panel led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, were unanimous in dismissing the appeals by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election.
Justice Dattijo Mohammed, who read the lead judgment in the appeal in relation to the Adamawa case, held that the appellants failed to prove their case.