Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has withdrawn the case he instituted at the Election Petition Tribunal where he was challenging the victory of the senator-elect of Benue North West Senatorial District, Titus Zam, in the 2023 general elections.
Premium Politics reported that Ortom lost his Senatorial election to the candidate of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Titus Zam.
Against his previous decision to contest the election result at the Tribunal, Ortom while speaking to journalists on Tuesday stated that he has decided to withdraw the case .
“Though there was glaring evidence of malpractices including non-transmission of results electronically during the conduct of the Benue North West senatorial election, I have taken the decision to withdraw my case from the tribunal.”
The decision to withdraw his petition from the court, he continued, was made in the sake of peace and without regard to any lawsuits that other PDP candidates had already filed.
“As a leader of PDP, I will continue to support the party in collaboration with other leaders to enable it to bounce back from the mistakes and drawbacks that are affecting it at the moment.”
He however made a passionate appeal, “For those I might have offended in this journey of serving the state and our country, I seek their forgiveness as I also forgive those who have offended me.”