Benue guber legal tussle moves to Supreme court

Benue guber legal tussle moves to Supreme court

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Tarzoor files 9 grounds notice of appeal

The Benue state gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Prince Terhemen Tarzoor has approached the Supreme Court to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal.

In a nine grounds notice of appeal signed by Senior learned counsel to the appellant, J O Adesina SAN, filed on the 26th November 2015 at the Apeal Court, Makurdi Division for onward transmission to the apex court, the appellant expresses dissatisfaction with the entire ruling of the lower court in his appeal.

It would be recalled that shortly after the polls, Tarzoor had resorted to legally challenge the outcome but both the tribunal and the court of Appeal in Makurdi variously held verdicts in favour of the respondents (Samuel Ortom, the All Progressives Congress and Independent National Electoral Commission).

A member of the legal team to Tarzoor, G L Usongo Esq who spoke to our correspondent in Makurdi yesterday after filing the appeal disclosed that highlights of the grounds were to the effect that the burden of proving the primaries of APC was squarely, on APC and not Tarzoor as “erroneously” held by the court of appeal.

He stated amongst other things that “assuming the burden was on him, he conveniently discharged the burden by proving clearly that the APC in Benue conducted no primaries to elect any candidate for the polls in question”.

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