“The winner of the Monday appeal court judgment, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress in Benue State, Terhemba Shija has proceeded to Supreme Court.”
The winner of the Monday appeal court judgment, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress in Benue State, Terhemba Shija has proceeded to Supreme Court.
The three appellate courts had on Monday given judgment on the case brought by Professor Shija against the Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia where it (the court) ordered fresh primary in 11 of the 23 local government areas of the state within 14 days.
But the governorship aspirant in a statement issued by the director general of his campaign, James Mbachiantim said after due consultations with stakeholders and his lawyers, he had decided to appeal against the judgement of the Court of Appeal delivered on Monday, 23rd January 2023.
Shija said that the judgement threw up certain legal issues that can only be resolved by the highest court in the land.
He said, “For instance, since the court accepted our submission and held that there was no All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship primary election in Benue State for the 2023 polls at the first instance, how could there have been any basis or legitimacy for a rerun?
“The resolution of the foregoing and several other issues has compelled us to approach the Supreme Court.
“We appeal to APC members and the entire Benue electorate for calm and understanding that the judicial process is part and parcel of democracy.
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