2023 GOVERNORSHIP AND
STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
JUST-IN: Tribunal Affirms Election of Alia as Benue Governor
The tribunal dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Titus Uba, challenging the election held on the March 18 for lack of jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
Chairman of the three man panel of justices, Justice Ibrahim Karaye, held that the tribunal has no jurisdiction to entertain the petition as the matter raised before the tribunal are pre-election issues as captured in section 285 of the Electoral Act.
The tribunal hinged it’s decision on the fact that the petitioner ought to have pursued it’s case of non-qualification and the nomination of Governor Alia by the APC and the allegation of forged certificate and false information on form EC9 against his deputy, Sam Ode before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), beyond the Federal High Court which dismissed the earlier suit filed by the petitioner to the Court of Appeal and not the tribunal.
According to the result declared by the INEC after the election in March, Alia, a Catholic priest won 473,933 votes ahead of his closest rival Uba, who scored 223,913.
Contents provided and/or opinions expressed here do not reflect the opinions of The Pacesetter Frontier Magazine or any employee thereof.
Support The Pacesetter Frontier Magazine
It takes a lot to get credible, true and reliable stories.
As a privately owned media outfit, we believe in setting the pace and leaving strides in time.
If you like what we do, you can donate a token to us here. Your support will ensure that the right news is put out there at all times, reaching an unlimited number of persons at no cost to them.
Victor Osimhen Crowned 2023 CAF Footballer Of The Year At 2023 CAF Awards
Advertisement Victor Osimhen has been crowned the 2023 African Footballer of the Year in a momentous event that solidified his…
After defection, Fubara holds emergency Exco meeting, as SDP, APC members join PDP
Advertisement The Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, is currently meeting with the members of the state executive council at…