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BREAKING:Supreme Court fixes 2pm for judgments in Adamawa, Benue g'ship disputes by Nobody: 11:20am On Jan 21, 2020
The Supreme Court has suspended proceedings, to resume by 2 pm today for judgments in the appeals over the governorship election disputes in Adamawa and Benue states.

Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, who led a seven-man panel that heard both appeals, suspended proceedings a moment ago and promised that the court will reconvene by 2 pm.

The two appeals, filed by the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in both states, are challenging the election of Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa) both of whom are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Re: BREAKING:Supreme Court fixes 2pm for judgments in Adamawa, Benue g'ship disputes by Nobody: 11:25am On Jan 21, 2020
The Supreme court has commenced hearing on governorship appeal from Benue State against the victory of Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

A 7-member panel of the Justices of the Supreme court presided over by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour will determine the faith of governor Samuel Ortom.

Counsel to the appellant, Yusuf Ali, in adopting his processes submitted that in a case contested by pleadings, the parties are bond by the pleadings there must be an agreement from the card readers report with the total votes reported by all the polling unit.

He stressed that even if there will be differences it won’t be much as the difference between accredited voters and the actual voters won’t be much.

Ali noted that except there are valid explanation from those who conducted the election there must be proper alignment with the card readers and the voters.

The requirements to call polling unit agencies, should be when there are violence and not when allegations for votes that where unaccounted for. He finally prayed the court to allow the appeals.

Counsel to INEC, Offiong Offiong held that the appellant argument in relation to the pleadings is diversification on the facts and circumstances of the appeal, pleadings not supported by evidence holds no issues, the appellant has no evidence whether oral or document to rely on.

The tribunal having found all the 59 witnesses unreliable including the lower court there is no evidence the appellant can rely on.

Offiong added that the appellant relied heavily on the smart card report, but there is no smart card report legally before the court.

Counsel to Samuel Ortom, Sebastian Hon in adopting his processes, held that ,the appellant case is overwhelmingly dependent on the card readers, the tribunal struck out the evidence of the petitioners witness, who gave evidence in respect to that.

He added that ,the petition is self contradictory as the figures quoted by the appellant at the tribunal and the lower court, do not correlate. He added that the appeal has no substance, as there is concurrent findings of fact by two court.

Counsel to the PDP, Chris Uche in adopting his processes summits that over voting can only be proved with the use of the votes register and not the smart card readers report. c He urged the court to dismiss the appeal.
https://tvcnews.tv/supreme-court-commences-hearing-on-appeal-against-ortom/
Re: BREAKING:Supreme Court fixes 2pm for judgments in Adamawa, Benue g'ship disputes by garfield1: 11:41am On Jan 21, 2020
fergie006:
The Supreme court has commenced hearing on governorship appeal from Benue State against the victory of Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

A 7-member panel of the Justices of the Supreme court presided over by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour will determine the faith of governor Samuel Ortom.

Counsel to the appellant, Yusuf Ali, in adopting his processes submitted that in a case contested by pleadings, the parties are bond by the pleadings there must be an agreement from the card readers report with the total votes reported by all the polling unit.

He stressed that even if there will be differences it won’t be much as the difference between accredited voters and the actual voters won’t be much.

Ali noted that except there are valid explanation from those who conducted the election there must be proper alignment with the card readers and the voters.

The requirements to call polling unit agencies, should be when there are violence and not when allegations for votes that where unaccounted for. He finally prayed the court to allow the appeals.

Counsel to INEC, Offiong Offiong held that the appellant argument in relation to the pleadings is diversification on the facts and circumstances of the appeal, pleadings not supported by evidence holds no issues, the appellant has no evidence whether oral or document to rely on.

The tribunal having found all the 59 witnesses unreliable including the lower court there is no evidence the appellant can rely on.

Offiong added that the appellant relied heavily on the smart card report, but there is no smart card report legally before the court.

Counsel to Samuel Ortom, Sebastian Hon in adopting his processes, held that ,the appellant case is overwhelmingly dependent on the card readers, the tribunal struck out the evidence of the petitioners witness, who gave evidence in respect to that.

He added that ,the petition is self contradictory as the figures quoted by the appellant at the tribunal and the lower court, do not correlate. He added that the appeal has no substance, as there is concurrent findings of fact by two court.

[b]Counsel to the PDP, Chris Uche in adopting his processes summits that over voting can only be proved with the use of the votes register and not the smart card readers report. [/b]c He urged the court to dismiss the appeal.
https://tvcnews.tv/supreme-court-commences-hearing-on-appeal-against-ortom/

This is what nailed ihedioha.jime has lost this already,the supreme court has severally kicked against reliance on card reader based evidence
Re: BREAKING:Supreme Court fixes 2pm for judgments in Adamawa, Benue g'ship disputes by ubongokon(m): 1:35pm On Jan 21, 2020
Is afternoon judgment its in favour of the incumbent

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