Supreme Court Upholds Ortom’s Election As Benue Governor

Samuel Ortom-TarzoorThe Supreme Court on Friday upheld the election of Samuel Ortom of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as governor of Benue state.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Nkannu Walter Onnoghen dismissed the appeal brought by Terhemen Tarzor, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the April 11, 2015 governorship election.

The apex court, which dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP candidate, held that it lacked in merit.

Tarzor was therefore, ordered to pay N150,000 to all the respondents as cost.