An aspirant for the Kwande/Ushongo Federal Constituency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Thomas Tyolumun Unongo has withdrawn his case against the declaration of Hon. Bob Tyough as winner of the primary election.
Unongo’s action followed several appeals by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, former President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and some other national leaders of the party.
Unongo had filed the suit at the Federal High Court, Makurdi, seeking to be declared winner of the party’s primary election which took place on May 5th, 2022 when incumbent Hon. Tyough was declared winner with a slim margin of one (1) vote.
When the case resumed on Thursday, November 10th, 2022, counsel to Unongo, K.C Ikonne, informed the court that Mr Unongo had requested to discontinue the suit.
He said both parties had resolved to settle their dispute out of court.
Counsel to PDP, Barrister Clement Mue, consented with Ikonne’s submission.
Mue informed the court that the party had deployed its internal dispute resolution mechanism to settle the dispute between the two members of the party.
Orseer Agena, counsel to Hon. Tyough, confirmed Ikonne and Mue’s submission.
After listening to counsels to the parties, the Presiding Judge, Justice Abdul Dogo dismissed the case but awarded no cost to any of the parties.