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Court Upholds Al-Makura’s Victory     

Al-Makura wins again at the Appeal Court.     

Funsho Akinwale

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, on Saturday, affirmed the victory of the immediate past Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, as the true winner of the Nasarawa South Senatorial constituency in the last election.

The appellate court confirmed that Al-Makura of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled lawful votes and was declared winner in the February 2019 senatorial election.

Justices Jummai Hannatu Sankey and Joseph Eyo Ekanem, while delivering their judgment, dismissed the appeal brought before them by PDP candidate, Senator Suleiman Asonya Adokwe, challenging the outcome of the poll.

Al-Makura was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission after polling 113,156 votes against 104,595 votes of his closest rival, Adokwe.