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Appeal Court sacks Suswam as senator

Nov 1, 2023 #News, #Politics

Former Governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam has been sacked as senator representing Benue North East senatorial district by a Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, November 1. 

A three-member panel of Justices ruled that it is satisfied that Suswam was not the valid winner of the senatorial election that held in Benue North East on February 25.

The appellate court which also faulted the judgement of the Benue State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, which returned Suswam of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the Senate, after it nullified the election victory of Mr. Emmanuel Udende of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stated that the tribunal wrongly evaluated the evidence that was presented before it by the parties in the matter and thereby arrived at an erroneous conclusion that upheld the petition Suswam filed to challenge Udende’s election victory.

It voided the judgement of the tribunal, saying it found merit in the appeal that was lodged before it by the APC candidate.

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