The Peoples Democratic Party in Benue and its candidate, Governor Samuel Ortom on Thursday hailed the judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld the victory of Ortom. The appellate court in Abuja had dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Emmanuel Jime, for lacking in merit and thereby upheld the judgment of the election petitions tribunal.
Ortom in reaction to his victory said that the Appellate Court’s verdict has not only validated the earlier judgment of the Governorship Elections Tribunal but also confirmed the choice of Benue voters in the 2019 polls. Ortom in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said, “Once more, the governor returns all the glory and praise to God Almighty for giving him the opportunity to lead the state for another term.”
Governor Ortom also appreciated the leadership and members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state, as well as other Benue people for the support given to him. He commended his Legal Team for its outstanding performance at the Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.