The Rise of a Champion: Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia’s Triumph in the APC Governorship Rerun Primaries

On a historic day in the beautiful state of Benue, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia emerged as the winner of the APC Governorship Rerun Primaries with a staggering 219,002 votes, as announced in a wide broadcast by the Rerun Electoral Committee.

The rerun primaries was held in 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Benue State, including Gboko, Gwer-East, Gwer-West, Guma, Katsina-Ala, Logo, Makurdi, Otukpo, Tarka, Ukum, and Vandeikya, to firmly establish the nomination of the party’s candidate for the governorship position in the coming general elections, and had a total of 229,417 accredited voters.

Result Sheet of the 2nd Governorship Rerun

Despite the challenges posed by the scorching sun and hash weather conditions yesterday, 227,833 voters came out to cast their vote, making it a truly remarkable event.

It will be recalled that the APC first conducted governorship rerun primaries on 9th June, 2022, as witnessed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and declared Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia as the authentic winner.

Fr. Alia went into yesterday’s rerun with victories already in 12 LGAs of Benue State, including Kwande, Konshisha, Ushongo, Buruku, Agatu, Ogbadibo, Oju Okpokwu, Apa, Ohimini Obi, and Ado, with a total of 195,314 votes.

Result Sheet of the 1st Governorship Rerun
Result Sheet of the 1st Governorship Rerun

Having scored 195,314 votes in 12 LGAs on the 9th of June, 2022, and 219,002 votes in 11 LGAs on the 2nd of February, 2023, with a combined total of 414,316 votes, he was thereby declared the winner of the rerun primaries and the overall winner of the primaries conducted in the 23 LGAs of Benue State, having scored the highest number of votes cast.

Result Sheet of the Combined Governorship Rerun

Fr. Alia’s victory is a testament to the trust and confidence that the people of Benue have in him. His commitment to public service and his unwavering resolve to improve the lives of the people of Benue and beyond have endeared him to the hearts of many. He has a track record of excellence and a vision for the future that inspires hope and optimism.

As a priest, Fr. Alia has dedicated his life to serving others. He has always put the needs of the people first and has worked tirelessly to make a difference in their lives. His passion for education, healthcare, and his commitment to improving the standard of living in the state have earned him the admiration of many. He has also been a voice of hope and a source of encouragement to those who have been marginalized and left behind by the PDP-led administration of Governor Samuel Ortom.

The journey to this moment has not been easy, but Fr. Alia has remained steadfast in his determination to succeed. He has faced numerous challenges, but he has never wavered in his belief that he can make a positive difference in the lives of the good people of Benue.

In conclusion, Fr. Alia’s victory in the APC Governorship Rerun Primaries ahead of the 2023 general elections is just the beginning of a new era of progress and prosperity for the state. He has the support of the people, and he has the vision and the determination to lead Benue to new heights. We celebrate his victory and look forward to the Greater Benue that lies ahead under his leadership when he is finally elected as the next governor of Benue State on March 11, 2023.

Congratulations, Your Excellency, on this historic victory!

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