Court of appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Hyacinth Alia as Governor of Benue State.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Alia as the winner of the Governorship election that was held in March after polling 473,933 votes.
However, Titus Uba, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue, filed a petition challenging Alia’s victory.
Ibrahim Karaye, Chairman of the three-member tribunal panel, said they lacked jurisdiction to hear the petition because it is a pre-election matter.
In September, the governorship tribunal affirmed Alia’s victory.
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