By Musa Baba Adamu
Benue State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to use all legal options to recover the governorship of the state which it believes rightly belongs to the party.
The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Monday dismissed the appeal by the governorship candidate of PDP, Engr Titus Uba and upheld the ruling of the tribunal that affirmed the election of Gov Hyacinth Alia of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the March 18 election.
In a statement on Tuesday, the spokesman of the party, Mr Bemgba Iortyom claimed the last election was won by the candidate of the PDP, Engr Uba and he would instruct his legal team to challenge the Appeal Court’s ruling at the Supreme Court.
He said: “It remains the contention of the party that, in line with extant electoral laws, regulations and guidelines, the governorship of the state at the last election was won by Engr. Uba was canvassed by his legal team at the Tribunal and at the just decided appeal.
“The party’s leadership will consult with the legal team on the best possible approach to the next step on the litigation process, and urges its teeming members and supporters to maintain the faith that justice will surely be done to the petition by Engr. Titus Uba.
“PDP believes democracy is best served and the sanctity of the votes of the electorate better preserved by the pursuit of the legal option where there occurs violation of the electoral process as was done by APC at the 2023 Governorship Election.”