November 20, (THEWILL) – Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia, has appealed to the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 2023 general election in the State, Rt. Honourable Titus Tyoapine Uba, not to proceed to the Supreme Court over the Appeal Court’s ruling that affirmed his victory.
At a news conference in Makurdi on Monday, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sir Tersoo Kula, said Governor Alia is ready to work with all his opponents in the contest, saying the Benue project must be placed above any other consideration.
According to Sir Kula, the Governor noted that it was within the right of anyone not satisfied with the outcome of an election to seek redress within the ambit of the law.
“Benue interest is more paramount. Let all interested parties join hands to move the State forward. Let nobody harm anyone with different views on any matter,” he said.
Speaking further, Sir Kula denied allegations of extravagant spending of funds for the purchase of vehicles among others.
He noted that allegations by Sahara Reporters over reckless spending by the Alia administration were false and malicious and had to be disregarded by members of the public.
He noted that even without borrowing from banks in about six months in office, the Alia administration has continue to pay salaries, pensions and gratuities, which the past regime of then governor Samuel Ortom left behind, as well as the “construction of 16 township roads, solar power supply, fertilizer distribution for 50 percent subsidy, raising of NYSC Medical Doctors allowances to N100,000 and N15,000 to other categories of Corp members.”
Sir Kula appealed to the Benue people to be patient with the administration, assuring that when Benue accounts are finally unfrozen, there will be massive payment and construction of projects among others.