The Benue State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed dissatisfaction with the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi which on Friday dismissed a suit brought before it by State Chairman of the party, John Ngbede, and 299 chairmanship and councillorship candidates of the party.
The suit was brought by the plaintiff’s against Dan Ale, Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Commissioner of Police and the Attorney-General of the state as defendants.
Giving judgement on Friday, Justice Aneke declined jurisdiction of his court to entertain the matter, and dismissed the originating summons brought by the plaintiff.
According to a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, the State Chairman of the party, John Ngbede, in his reaction, expressed dissatisfaction with the judgement, viewing it as not serving the cause of justice, even as he assured that the party will appeal the judgement at higher courts.
Addressing a large crowd of party faithful at the party’s state Secretariat in Makurdi, he urged them to be calm, law-abiding and hopeful that justice will be gotten at the higher courts.
Ngbede further called on the party’s membership across the state to stay away from today’s polls, as the party is not fielding candidates in the elections.