Nigeria’s Apex Court has upheld Comrade Abba Moro has the winner of 2018 senatorial primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue South.
The Justices of the supreme court who in a unanimous decision, validated the nomination of Comrade Moro as the authentic candidate of the PDP for the Benue South senatorial district said the petition of Hon Ojobo lacked substance
Naija News learnt that Hon Ojobo had gone to the court to challenge the declaration of Comrade Moro, winner of the primary election.
Justice Amina Augie, who read the judgement of the court went through the main points of the judgement from the High Court and held that the appellant was not declared winner after the primaries of October 4 because the margin of lead which stood at 50 votes was less than the number of delegates from the three local government areas that didn’t vote (358).
She affirmed that INEC monitored both the inconclusive primaries of October 4th and the concluding part of October 7th which conferred legitimacy on them both.
Justice Augie further stated that section 87 (4) (c) of the electoral act says, “at the end of voting” and so voting was not concluded on October 4th.
She said there’s nowhere in the electoral act where it is stated that a primary election must be held in one full swoop.
She dismissed the appeal and said details of the judgement will be made available on a later date.
Source: Naija News