Benue: Appeal Court Affirms Ortom’s Victory, Fines APC Candidate

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State in the March 9 governorship election. In a unanimous judgement delivered on Thursday, the court dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the poll, Mr Emmauel Jime, for lacking in…

Tribunal Sacks Reps Member in Benue

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has been ordered by the National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Mr David Ogewu of APGA for Samson Okwu of PDP, as the legitimate winner of the 2019 House of Representatives election for Oju/Obi constituency in Benue state. The Tribunal…

Stop Playing God, Ortom Tells Minister of Special Duties, Akume

Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom has told the newly appointed Minister of Special Duties, George Akume to stop playing God in Benue politics. Ortom in a statement issued on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase said decried attacks on him by the Minister the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in…

Ortom Submits List of Commissioners to Assembly 

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has submitted the list of Commissioner-nominees to the state’s House of Assembly for screening and confirmation.  The Speaker of the Assembly, Titus Uba who read the correspondence from Ortom during Tuesday’s plenary titled, “Forwarding of Curriculum Vitae in respect of nominees for confirmation of appointment as commissioners”, listed the…

Benue Not Part of Ruga Settlement – Ortom

Benue state government has faulted claims by the federal government that lands in Benue state have been gazetted  for the establishment of the controversial Ruga settlements. The governor, Samuel Ortom who spoke through his press secretary, Terver Akase in a a statement issued on Monday challenged the federal government to provide evidence to support such…