WorldStage Newsonline—-No fewer than 31 petitions have been received by the Governorship, National and State Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Benue state.
Secretary to the tribunal, Mrs. Deborah Musa disclosed this on Friday in Makurdi.
Musa said that four petitions were for the senatorial elections, nine for the House of Representatives, while 18 were from candidates aggrieved with outcomes of House of Assembly elections
She explained that the tribunal would commence sitting as soon as the filing processes were completed and the respondents replied same.
Giving further details, Musa disclosed that Sen. George Akume, All Progressive Congress (APC), Senatorial candidate for Benue North-West, was challenging his defeat by Rep. Orker Jev of the People’s Democratic Party.
She said that the tribunal had also received a petition from the APC senatorial candidate for Benue North-East, Mrs. Mimi Adzaper Orubibi, challenging her defeat by Dr Gabriel Suswam of the PDP.
Musa disclosed that the tribunal also received a petition from Chief Steven Lawani, who contested for the Benue South Senatorial District on the platform of the APC, and lost to Abba Moro of the PDP.