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Round-Up Of Latest Benue State News Today, Tuesday, May 28th 2019



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Here Are The Major Round-Up Of News From Benue State Today, Tuesday, May 28th 2019.

Samuel Ortom Dissolves Benue State Executive Council

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday dissolved the State Executive Council after the valedictory session held at the EXCO Hall of the Benue Peoples House Makurdi, the state capital.

The Governor in his speech during the session thanked the council members for their commitment and support in the last four years.

“Everything that has a beginning must have an end. It has been a challenging assignment but you supported me and the Deputy Governor to overcome the challenges”, Ortom stated.

Nigerian Police Uncovers Fresh Arms Manufacturing Site In Benue State

The Nigerian Police Force has revealed how it over the weekend, discovered a fresh arms manufacturing site at Ikache village in Oju local government area of Benue State.

Recovering locally fabricated firearms at different levels of completion, Naija News understands that this is coming about two months after troops of the military spike operation in the state codenamed ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ uncovered a similar plant in Logo local government area of the state.

Parading the arms manufacturer in Makurdi, the Police Commissioner Mr Garba Mukaddas said the suspect, a 37-year-old father of five, Orohu Akodi was arrested following a tip-off.

“We gathered the information that he manufactures prohibited firearms and supplies same to criminals. Our investigation led to his arrest and a search in his house led to the recovery of three assorted live ammunition, two empty shells of expended ammunition and parts of locally made guns,” Mukaddas said.

Benue South Senatorial: Supreme Court Upholds Comrade Moro’s Election As PDP Candidate

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.