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Just In: Appeal Court Delivers Ruling On Senator Akume’s Petition




The Appeal Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has dismissed the petition filed by Senator George Akume against the election of Emmanuel Orkejev as the senator representing Benue North West.

The ruling read by Justice Louise Otis, J.C.A dismissed the appeal filed by the former governor of Benue state.

Naija News reports that Senator Akume, now a Minister of Special Duties, is challenging the declaration of Barr Okejev by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as Senator.

Recall that the Election Petition Tribunal had dismissed the petition filed by Akume challenging the election of Barr Okejev of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Not satisfied with the ruling, the Minister approached the Appeal Court challenging the judgement of the Tribunal.

In the judgement, the Appeal court upheld the judgment of the Tribunal on grounds that the appellant’s petition lacks merit.

justice Louise Otis, J.C.A stated that Senator Akume was not able to prove his case.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.