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Court dismisses APC, Emmanuel Jime’s appeal challenging Ortom’s re-election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday affirmed the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

The appellate court held in a judgement delivered yesterday that Orton was duly elected and returned in the 2019 governorship election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the poll, Emmanuel Jime, for lacking in merit.

In a unanimous judgment, delivered by Justice Fred Oho, the court also resolved all the four issues raised against the appellants and awarded the sum of N150,000 fine against the governorship APC and its governorship candidate.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday affirmed the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

The appellate court held in a judgement delivered yesterday that Orton was duly elected and returned in the 2019 governorship election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the poll, Emmanuel Jime, for lacking in merit.

In a unanimous judgment, delivered by Justice Fred Oho, the court also resolved all the four issues raised against the appellants and awarded the sum of N150,000 fine against the governorship APC and its governorship candidate.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday affirmed the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

The appellate court held in a judgement delivered yesterday that Orton was duly elected and returned in the 2019 governorship election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the poll, Emmanuel Jime, for lacking in merit.

In a unanimous judgment, delivered by Justice Fred Oho, the court also resolved all the four issues raised against the appellants and awarded the sum of N150,000 fine against the governorship APC and its governorship candidate.

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