The Supreme Court on Friday, upheld the election of Samuel Ortom as Governor of Benue State.
Terhemen Tazoor, of the Peoples Democratic Party
in the April governorship election in the state had filed an appeal against Ortom, arguing that the governor was not a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as at the time he emerged the party’s governorship candidate.
He prayed the court to declare him winner of the election as the APC had no candidate in the election.
Delivering judgement in a ruling that lasted for less than 10 minutes, Justice Sylvester Nguta threw out the appeal, saying Tarzoor has no locus standi to file the case since he is not a member of the APC.
The apex court said, “The appellant has no locus standi to challenge the process of another party.”