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Benue State Election Tribunal: APC Governorship Candidate Emmanuel Jime To Know Fate Soon




APC's Jime reacts to Supreme Court verdict on Benue

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Emmanuel Jime is set to know his fate soon as the election tribunal has promised to commence sitting on June 24th, 2019.

Naija News recalls that Mr Jime and the All Progressive Congress (APC) had filed a petition challenging the re-election of Gov Samuel Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Ortom of the PDP polled 434,473 votes in the governorship election of the state declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to defeat his closest rival, Jime of the APC who scored 345,155 votes.

According to the tribunal Chairman, Justice Henry Olusiyi made the announcement at the end of the pre-trial session with both parties resolving that all pending issues be considered during the hearing of the substantive petition.

Olusiyi further warned that there would be strict compliance with adherence to the days to be allocated to each party during the hearing. He said that during the pre-trial, some applications were struck out while rulings were reserved for some pending judgment day.

He adjourned until June 24 for definite hearing, adding that motion number 11 would be heard on the same date.

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