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The defeated governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Benue State, Steve Ugbah, formally filed his petition Tuesday at the state election petition tribunal challenging the re-election of the incumbent Gabriel Suswam.
Accompanied by his running mate, Usman Abubakar, a team of lawyers and a throng of supporters, the ACN governorship candidate was received by the tribunal secretary, Mohammed Bello. At the head of the team of lawyers was a former attorney general of the state, Joe Abaagu.
Written by Damilola Adekunle
A chieftain of the ACN in Benue Charles Ayede was this evening gunned down by suspected assassins. Ayeded and the Benue ACN governorship candidate in the just concluded elections, Professor Steve Ugbah were on their way to Makurdi. The shooting also injured one of Professor Ugbah’s strong supporter, Mr Adaa Maagbe.
Assailants opened fire on the team near Kadarko in Nasawara state, 25 minutes away from Makurdi the Benue state capital.
Eyewitness reports said Ayede and Mr Maagbe were riding ahead of Prof. Ugbah when the assassins accosted and killed Ayede. Mr Ayede died on the spot, while Maagbe got shot in the hand. Mr Maagbe ran into the bush when their car came to a stop and immediately told Prof Ugbah to make a detour back to Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State. From the nature of the attack, it was clear the assailants were out to kill Prof. Ugbah.
The Action Congress of Nigeria Benue Chapter has assembled a team of 105 lawyers and 65 forensic experts to prosecute their governorship election petition. The legal team consists of seasoned and veteran Senior Advocates of Nigeria and other erudite legal practitioners of international repute who have made a mark in election petitions.
The governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in the just concluded governorship elections in Benue state, Stephen Ugbah, has declared he will challenge the results of the elections in the tribunals.
Gabriel Suswam, the incumbent and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was on Wednesday announced winner of the Benue governorship race, ahead of Mr. Ugbah, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).