Appeal Court sacks Benue Deputy Speaker, orders fresh election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital has sacked the Deputy Speaker Benue Meeting Christopher Adaji (Ohimini/PDP).

The court docket affirmed the sooner choice of the Nationwide/State Home of Meeting Election Tribunal sacking the lawmaker.

The lead choose of the three-man panel Justice I. G. Mbaba, who delivered the judgment, stated the attraction by the Peoples’ Democratic Occasion (PDP) and Christopher Adaji, lacks benefit.

Mbaba upheld the choice of the Tribunal and return of Adaji by Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) because the winner of the 2019 Ohimini State Constituency election.

The court docket additional held that the findings of the Tribunal has not been appealed.

“I find no merit in this appeal,” Justice Mbaba held and consequently dismissed the identical.

He directed the INEC to conduct a fresh election within the two polling models inside 90 days as earlier ordered by the Tribunal.

The court docket awarded the associated fee N200, 000.00 solely in every of the appeals towards the appellants as value.

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