Immediate past Governor of Benue State, Chief Samuel Ortom congratulates Governor Hyacinth Alia on the validation of his election by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Chief Ortom says the apex court’s decision to uphold Governor Alia’s election has brought to an end a robust process which undoubtedly contributed to strengthening democracy in the state and the country at large.
“The legal contest that ensued following the 2023 elections was fundamental in deepening our democratic values and principles. It is a reflection of the vibrant nature of our democracy and a demonstration of the rule of law at work. Now that Governor Alia’s election has been affirmed, it is time for all of us to wish him well as he leads the state.”
The former Governor urges the people of Benue State to rally behind Governor Alia and offer their support to enable him succeed, and says it is imperative that the people unite across party lines for the progress and development of the state.
He says as one who has led Benue before, he is conversant with the challenges of governing a state and the fact that the occupant of the seat needs the support and cooperation of the people.
Chief Ortom wishes Governor Alia good health and success.