Tribunal Nullifies APC Senator, Declares PDP’s Gabriel Suswam Winner in Benue North-East Senatorial Election
MAKURDI, Benue State – The Benue North-East Senatorial Election Petitions Tribunal has delivered a significant verdict, nullifying the election victory of Senator Emmanuel Udende, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a stunning turn of events, the tribunal has declared Senator Gabriel Suswam, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the rightful senator-elect for the Benue North-East senatorial district.
Senator Emmanuel Udende had previously been declared the winner of the Benue North-East senatorial election held on February 25, following the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The tribunal’s decision, led by a panel of justices, has altered the political landscape in Benue State. It signifies the importance of adhering to electoral regulations and eligibility criteria for political candidates.
This ruling holds significant implications not only for the two major political parties involved but also for the residents of Benue North-East senatorial district. Senator Gabriel Suswam is now poised to take office as the duly elected representative, based on the tribunal’s decision.
As the details of the tribunal’s verdict become available in the coming days, it is evident that this development will shape the future political dynamics in Benue State. It serves as a reminder of the vital role played by election tribunals in upholding the principles of democracy and ensuring that the electorate’s choice is accurately represented.
The case has once again spotlighted the need for strict adherence to electoral laws and regulations. As Nigeria continues its democratic journey, such rulings underscore the significance of transparent and accountable electoral processes..