3 reps con­firmed in Benue

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

Three mem­bers of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Benue State yesterday won the cases brought against them be­fore the Na­tional/State Leg­isla­tive Elec­tion Pe­ti­tion Tri­bunal sit­ting in Makurdi.

They are Ezekiel Adaji of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) rep­re­sent­ing Otukpo/ Ohi­mini Fed­eral Con­stituency, Mark Gbil­lah of Gwer/Gwer West Fed­eral Con­stituency and Her­man Hembe of Van­dekiya/Kon­shisha Fed­eral Con­stituency of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC).

The tri­bunal up­held the elec­tion of Gbil­lah against his PDP op­po­nent, John Tion, on grounds that Tion’s pe­ti­tion was filed out of time, while Hembe won against Engr, Ter­he­men Hons of the PDP on lack of merit.

Sim­i­larly, Adaji ex­celled against his APC chal­lenger, a for­mer rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Nel­son Alapa, who is also a chief­tain of the APC in his pe­ti­tion which al­leged dis­crep­an­cies, wide­spread fal­si­fi­ca­tion of re­sults, mu­ti­la­tion, can­cel­la­tion amongst oth­ers in the con­duct of the elec­tion.

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