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The court of Appeal in Makaurdi have affirmed the decision of the National/State House of Assembly to sack the Deputy speaker, Benue state Assembly Christopher Adaji representing Ohimini (PDP).
Ruling that the appeal by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Christopher Adaji, lacks merit, the lead judge of the three-man panel Justice I. G. Mbaba, upheld the decision of the Tribunal and return of Adaji by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the 2019 Ohimini State Constituency election.
The court further held that the findings of the Tribunal have not been appealed.
“I find no merit in this appeal,” Justice Mbaba held and consequently dismissed the same.
He directed the INEC to conduct a fresh election in the two polling units within 90 days as earlier ordered by the Tribunal.
The court awarded the cost N200, 000.00 only in each of the appeals against the appellants as cost.