Saturday, 30 March 2019

Benue Election Tribunal Receives Eleven Petitions


The Election Petitions Tribunal in Benue State on Wednesday said it had received 11 petitions from some candidates that took part in the just-concluded elections.



The tribunal’s Secretary, Mrs Deborah Musa, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Makurdi, the state capital.

He said the 11 petitions so far received included four on the senatorial election and seven for the House of Representatives poll.


Musa said two of the petitions for the senatorial elections were filed against the Benue South senator-elect, Abba Moro.

According to her, the petitions against Moro were filed by candidates of the All Progressives Congress and the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, Chief Steve Lawani and  Alhaji Usman Abubakar, respectively.

Also in the senatorial category is Senator George Akume of the APC, who is challenging Orker Jev of the PDP, who has been declared the senator-elect for Benue North West.


Musa also said a petition was filed by the APC candidate for the Benue North-East senatorial seat, Mrs Mimi Orubibi, against Gabriel Suswam of the PDP who was declared winner of the election.

On petitions in the House of Representatives category, the tribunal secretary said Samson Okwu  of the PDP and Nick Ewuro of the APC had filed petitions against Agada David of APGA, the winner of  Oju/Obi Federal Constituency.

She added that Joseph Tiev of the APC filed a petition against Emmanuel Sopko of the PDP who was declared winner of Buruku Federal Constituency.

In Katsina Alla/Ukum/Logo Federal Constituency, candidates of the SDP and the APC,  Dickson Pawa and  Solomon Wombo respectively, filed petitions against Mr Richard Gbande of the PDP, who was declared winner of the federal constituency.

Also in Kwande/Ushongo Federal Constituency, Benjamin Wayo of the APC filed a petition to challenge the winner of the federal constituency, Mr Robert Tyough.

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