The former governor of Kano, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has felicitated Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State over his victory at the Supreme Court.
On Monday, the appeal filed by Titus Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was dismissed by a five-person panel of the apex court.
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a statement by Edwin Olofu, his Chief press secretary, said that the apex court’s judgement confirmed the Benue governor’s well-deserved victory in the 2023 governorship elections.
The statement reads: “The Supreme Court ruling is a confirmation of both the perfect will of God and the undeniable choice of Benue state people.
“It also reinforces the confidence our people have in the judiciary. This is a good development for the advancement of democracy in our dear nation, Nigeria.
“The APC and our teeming supporters in Benue state are satisfied with the transparent and accountable leadership you have exhibited since you took the oath of office and allegiance on May 29, last year.
“Please accept my warm congratulations on your victory and my best wishes for your success as you prepare to take up the responsibilities and challenges of your high office.
“I wish to assure you and the people of Benue state of the continued support of the party.
“It is time for the people of Benue state from all political parties and all ethnic subgroups to rise and support you as our God-ordained Governor.”