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Benue Guber: Appeal Court upholds Gov Ortom election

BENUE, Nigeria – The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday upheld the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

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The court 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, the court also resolved all the issues against the appellants.

The court also awarded the sum of N150,000 fine against Jime.

Governor Ortom contested for re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after defecting from the APC.

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