Breaking: Appeal Court dismisses Akume’s petition, affirms Orker Jev as winner Benue North West Senatorial district poll
By Sylvanus Okpe
The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, has brought to an end, the bid of the current Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental affairs, Hon. George Akume to unseat the former Chairman of House of Representatives Commitee on Business and Rules, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Orker Jev from Benue North West Senatorial district.
Senator Akume who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23rd National Assembly elections had challenged the outcome of the election which produced Orker Jev as winner.
However, the Court of Appeal, on Friday, laid to eternal rest, Akume’s quest to reverse the outcome of the election with its affirmation of the victory of Orker Jev as the Senator representing Benue North West Senatorial district of Benue state.