By Odimegwu Onwumere
There is a saying that when you want to be the best, you have to be better than the second person. The former is the new crown given to the ebullient Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State at the Supreme Court on January 15 2016, by seven justices.
The court said that he is the best, without any skirmishes in the political squabble he had with the Benue State gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Terhemen Tarzoor in the April 11 2015, general elections.
Prince Tarzoor had approached the Supreme Court on November 26 2015 through a Senior learned counsel J.O Adesina SAN, to
appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal that was in favour of Governor Samuel Ortom’s mandate.
Tarzoor filed 9 grounds notice of appeal. But on January 15 2016, his aim to thwart and depose the government of Ortom was dwarfed by the Supreme Court and the election of Ortom was upheld to continue.
This is what Mr. Justice John Inyang Okoro told Tarzoor at the apex court while delivering the lead judgment: “It is crystal clear that this appeal is devoid of any scintilla of merit and is accordingly dismissed. Evidence on record shows that the Appellants were not aspirants who participated at the primary election of the APC (2nd Respondent) held on 4th December, 2014.
“Their complaint before this court is a challenge to the selection or nomination of the 1st Respondent herein by his pa