The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal against the election of Governor Hycinth Alia of Benue State.
This follows the withdrawal of the appeal by counsel to Mr Titus Uba OF THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sebastian Hon.
Uba had challenged the victory of Governor Hyacinth Alia of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
However, both Election Petitions Tribunal and the Court of Appeal Abuja, had affirmed Alia’s election as governor of Benue State, following his declararion by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.
The court had said it lacked the jurisdiction to hear the petition because it was a pre-election matter.
The Court of Appeal held that Uba ought to have prosecuted the forgery allegation against Sam Ode, the deputy governor at the high court.
It also held that Uba failed to prove allegations of forgery against Ode beyond reasonable doubt.