The Benue State Election Tribunal has declared Senator Gabriel Suswam of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the 25 February Senatorial election in the Benue North East Senatorial District.
Suswam, on Friday, after a judgement that lasted for over three hours was declared winner against the earlier announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Meanwhile, the immediate past Governor of Benue State, Chief Samuel Ortom has congratulated Senator Gabriel Suswam over his victory at the tribunal.
Chief Ortom in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Terver Akase said the victory of Senator Suswam has further proven the capacity of the judiciary to uphold justice and serve as the bastion of democracy.
He commended Senator Suswam for following the legal process to get justice and congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, family in Benue State over the tribunal judgment.