The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the victories of Samuel Ortom and Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, both of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as duly elected governors of Adamawa and Benue States respectively.
A seven-man panel of the court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, dismissed the appeal by Emmanuel Jime, who contested the poll as the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s flag-bearer.
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who read the lead judgment, held that the appellants, Jime and APC failed to present any cogent reason to move the court to tamper with the concurrent decisions of the two lower courts that upheld Governor Ortom’s election.
Similarly, members of the apex Court’s seven-man panel led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, were unanimous in dismissing the appeal by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Muhammed Jibrilla Bindo in the last governorship election.
In upholding the Fintiri’s elections as Adamawa State Governor, Justice Dattijo Mohammed, who read the lead judgment in the appeal by former Governor Jibrilla Bindo of APC, held that the appellants failed to prove their case before the Court.