Benue governor Hyacinth Alia has dedicated his victory at the the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal to God and the people of the state.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sir Tersoo Kula, quoted Alia as saying that the victory was to God, democracy and Benue people.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the tribunal that sat in Makurdi upheld Alia’s victory and dismissed a petition filed by his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Mr Titus Mba.
Reacting to the judgement, Alia said that the court had demonstrated that it was the last hope of the common man.
“The court has demonstrated that no might is powerful enough to thwart the supreme will of the people; it has demonstrated that no one can claim power through the back door,” Alia was quoted as saying.
The governor was further quoted as assuring the people that he was committed to their welfare.
“The governor also enjoined members of the opposition to support his efforts toward building a state everyone would be proud of,” the statement stated. (NAN)