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General News of Saturday, 23 September 2023


Benue guber: Tribunal upholds Governor Alia’s election

Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia

The Benue State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, the state capital, has upheld the election of Governor Hyacinth Alia of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The tribunal dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its governorship candidate in the March 18 poll, Titus Uba, challenging Alia’s victory.

The three-man panel of justices, led by Justice Ibrahim Karaye, held that the tribunal had no jurisdiction to entertain the petition as the matter raised before the court are pre-election issues as captured in section 285 of the Electoral Act.

Alia won the gubernatorial election on the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC).