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Appeal Court affirms Alia’s victory as governor of Benue



Gov Alias appointment in Benue negates federal character principle PDP

A three-member court panel resolved the three issues against the appellants and held that the appeal was without merit in a unanimous judgment. The court affirmed the judgment of the tribunal, stating that the issues raised in the petition were pre-election matters. Additionally, the PDP and its candidate failed to prove their claim of forgery raised against the APC’s deputy governorship candidate in the election, Samuel Ode, beyond reasonable doubt as required.

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