.As Court Divides Constituency Into Two
The Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi today ordered the enforcement of its Judgment delimiting the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Ushongo Constituency, into two by INEC to become the Ushongo and Mbagwa state constituencies.
Consequentially, it ordered INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return it previously issued to Hon. Terkimbi Ikyange, the Speaker of the Benue State House Of Assembly, who is the member representing the people of Ushongo at the State House of Assembly and to conduct elections within 90 days into the two constituencies.
This order emanates from the suit filed by Messrs. Hyacinth Nyakuma and John Iyo seeking the nullification of April 11, 2015, State Assembly election in the area in which Hon. Terkimbi Ikyange emerged the winner, and for an order compelling INEC to conduct elections into the two state constituencies of Mbagwa and Ushongo, in an enforcement of the earlier judgement of the court on the matter in 2005.