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Lawmaker, others celebrate Supreme Court judgments on Benue, Adamawa gov seats

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A member of the House of Representatives representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadigbo federal constituency of Benue, Franisis Agbo, has commended the Supreme Court judgement that affirmed the re-election of Benue governor Samuel Ortom.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday in Abuja affirmed the elections of Ortom and Ahmadu Fintri, both of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Agbo, in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Abuja, said that the victory was not just for Ortom or the PDP, but for democracy and the people of Benue.

He said that the victory of Ortom was particularly a huge moment for the people of Benue who voted for him en masse.

“With this judgment, Ortom is going to be focused toward making Benue a model.

“He is going to concentrate on solving problems he has been tacking since he came in, especially the implementation of measures toward protecting the people of Benue against the marauder and senseless killings.

“We are very happy. You can see the turn out. Everybody has come out to congratulate Ortom.

“This victory is not just for Ortom or PDP but for the people of Benue who have been subjected to senseless killing.

“It is also victory for Benue people and hard work,” Agbo said.

The federal lawmaker advised the people of Benue to keep supporting PDP and Ortom.

The Bishop of Power Centre Church, Makurdi, Bishop Chivir Chianson, in his reaction, said that the judgment was in line with the people’s expectations.

“We never expected anything less because Ortom clearly won and the All Progressives Congress (APC) had no case,” Chianson said.

He urged the governor to quickly settle down and continue to deliver on his promises by delivering to the people of Benue the dividends of democracy

Reacting to the apex court judgement on Adamawa governorship election, the state Deputy Governor, Sa’ad Tahir, said the outcome of the judgment reaffirmed the hope of the common man in the judiciary.

Tahir called on all residents of Adamawa to support Fintiri, now that litigation were over.

“We call on all, regardless of the political parties, religion and tribe affiliations to team up with Fintiri and build our state. That is the only way to make progress in the state,” Tahir said.

Also reacting, Zakariya Dauda, a member of the House of Representatives representing Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency, said that the judgment was a reflection of the wishes of the people of Adamawa.

“The votes of the people in Benue and Adamawa have counted. This judgment is very good for the people. This is what the masses wanted and we are happy,” Dauda said.

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