Supreme Court: Anxiety in Benue, Adamawa over Ortom, Fintiri’s fate
Posted by News Express | 21 January 2020 | 1,388 times
Anxious wait is holding sway in Benue and Adamawa states ahead of today's scheduled judgement on the cases involving governors Samuel Ortom and Ahmad Fintiri respectively.
The election of the two governors, who are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were challenged by candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime and Jibrilla Bindow, respectively.
Jime and Bindow had approached the apex court having lost at the state’s election petition tribunal and the Court of Appeals.
Meanwhile, Benue Police Command said it has put adequate security measures in place to ensure there is no breach of the peace of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Catherine Anene, who disclosed this said: “ We have deployed our personnel to every nook and cranny of the state. There is high-level of police patrol. We have deployed four armoured personnel carrier (APC) to strategic areas across the state.”
Although, it is not yet clear where the pendulum would swing in the judgement, supporters of the APC and PDP have expressed optimism that their candidates would coast home to victory.