*COURT DECLARES HINGAH BIEM SDP GUBER CANDIDAT*
The Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital has declared Hingah Biem winner of the gubernatorial primaries of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) held on October 1st 2018.
Delivering the judgement on Thursday 17th January 2019,
the judge in her ruling said Hingah Biem having fulfilled all the requirements of the party in line with the extant electoral laws is qualified in every ramification to represent the party in the March 2019 general elections.
Reacting to the judgement, Hingah Biem described it as a victory for democracy and social justice. He regretted the time wasted on litigation, describing it as an unnecessary distraction. Hingah Biem called on all party faithfuls to wake up and double their efforts in educating the Benue electorate.
On his part, the running mate of Hingah Biem, Daniel Alpha Otache described the court ruling as an act of God and the victory of truth over falsehood. While appreciating everyone who stood by them throughout the period, Daniel Otache called on every well meaning SDP member to join forces with the Hingah Biem rescue mission as nobody is a looser in the case.