Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) Reverend Father Hycinth Alia, Monday expressed joy over the judgement delivered at the Federal High Court Abuja, presided over by Justice Kolowale Omotosho.
He said the case instituted by the PDP against INEC and himself was a clear depiction of desperation by the Benue PDP.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had taken the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court seeking that it should not to recognise Hycinth Alia the APC governorship candidate but the PDP lost the case.
Reacting, Alia said, “Our confidence in the judiciary still remain unshaken.”
According to him, the PDP case against INEC seeking the court to order the umpire body not to recognised my candidature was a typical depiction of the heights of desperation.
Alia who spoke through Head of Communication Alia/Ode campaign Council Mr. Tersoo Kula said the PDP knows that with Alia as a candidate of the APC, the 2023 gubernatorial elections in Benue state is as good as one way traffic against them.
“With today’s judgement and with the grounds properly marshalled by Justice Kolowale Omotosho, their desperation to seek ways to go to the polls unopposed has hit the brick wall.
“While we warn Ortom to stop using tax payers’ money to file cases, hire lawyers and sponsor same on needless cases as the one instituted against us, we challenge him and his party to be prepared.
“We are already ahead of them. 2023 is going to be a referendum on the performance or otherwise of the party that has ruled the state for the past 8 years.
“Though while delivering judgement, the justice made it clear that PDP as a political party has the locus to petition or challenge before the court the internal process of another political party, from other grounds that rendered the cases infertile, it was clear that the case was borne out of malice,” he added.