The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State in the March 9 governorship election.
In a judgement delivered on Thursday, the court dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Emmanuel Jime, for lacking in merit and thereby upheld the judgment of the election petitions tribunal.
The judgment also resolved all the issues against the appellants.
Meanwhile, the appellate court awarded the sum of N150,000 fine against the APC candidate.
Governor Ortom contested for re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after defecting from the APC.