Supreme Court Upholds Benue Governor Alia’s Election


The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the Benue governorship election, Titus Uba.

The governorship election petition tribunal and the court of appeal in Abuja had affirmed the election of Hyacinth Alia as governor of Benue state.

Not pleased with the judgments, Uba approached the apex court for redress. Alia of the All Progressive Congress was declared the winner of the state’s governorship election in March 2023.

Alia, who is a Catholic priest, was also given a certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Faruk Kuta, said the APC candidate polled 473,933 votes to defeat his closest rival, Titus Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 223,914 votes.

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