The Benue State governorship election tribunal, on Saturday, affirmed Hyacinth Alia of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Governor of the State.
The Chairman of the three-man panel of justices, Justice Ibrahim Karaye, in his judgement, held that the tribunal had no jurisdiction to entertain the petition as the matters raised before the tribunal were pre-election issues as captured in section 285 of the Electoral Act.
However PDP’s Uba filed a petition challenging Aliaâs victory.
Recall that Alia was declared the winner of the March governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
According to Karaye, Uba ought to have prosecuted the forgery allegation against Sam Ode, Benue deputy governor, at the high court.
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