By Lateef Taiwo
Benue State Governor Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia has stated that his victory at the Supreme Court has only affirmed the time- honourd manyra that power belongs to God and the people.
Governor Alia in a congratulatory massage to Benue people while reacting to his grand victory and that of his deputy at the Supreme Court yesterday in a statement described the judgement as victory for democracy.
The governor’s congratulatory massage signed by his Chief Press Secretary Tersoo Kula made available to journalists in Makurdi, stated that the mandate of the masses which was overwhelmingly given to him would only be used for the good and welfare of the people.
He told Benue people that the Supreme Court while affirming his victory berated the counsel of the PDP and described the matter brought against him as frivolous, and of no effect, as well as a downright abuse of court process.
Governor Alia who said the apex court further asked the PDP’s lead counsel S. T. Hom SAN to withdraw the matter or risk the wrath of the court to avoid it awarding them substantial cost informed the people of Benue that the PDP counsel had no option rather than to comply with immediate effect.
The governor who hailed the judiciary for proven once more that it’s truly the last hope of the common man,dedicated his victory to the ordinary Benue person on the street, farmers, teachers, market women, pensioners, IDPs, youths, and civil servants previously depressed and demotivated.
He promised that he would continue to prioritize their needs and interests over those of people who do not mean well for the state and called on the people to continue to support the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to provide dividends of democracy to the Nigerian people.
The Governor equally reiterated his resolve to remain focused until the fortunes of the state are turned around for good and to ensure that Benue realizes its potential and takes its pride of place in the comity of developed states in Nigeria.