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National/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Makurdi has voided the election of Sen. Emmanuel Udende of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Benue North-East Senate seat.
Delivering judgement on Friday in Makurdi, the tribunal Chairman, Justice Ory’zik Ikeorha, declared former Governor Gabriel Suswam of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of Feb. 25 election.
Mrs Ikeorha said after the subtraction, Mr Suswam scored 90, 590 votes, while Mr Udende scored 82, 699 votes and therefore declared Mr Suswam as the winner of the Feb. 25 election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Mr Udende winner of the election with 135, 573 votes, while Mr Suswam polled 112,231 votes.
The tribunal subtracted 51, 895 votes from the respondent’s total result and 21, 229 votes from the petitioner’s total result, as earlier declared by INEC.
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