Gov. Uba Sani, expresses delight at verdict of Election Petition Tribunal

Fri, Sep 29, 2023
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By Anthony Isibor

THE Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, has expressed extreme delight at the ruling of the tribunal, describing it as a clear affirmation of the popular mandate given to him by the people of Kaduna State.

Reaction to the verdict of the tribunal, Gov. Sani said in a statement on Thursday that “The judgment is an unequivocal affirmation of the popular mandate graciously given to me by the good people of Kaduna State.

“I commend the Tribunal for their thoroughness and lucidity. They have enriched our jurisprudence and practice of electoral democracy.

“I also commend my dear brother, Hon. Isah Ashiru Kudan, for approaching the Tribunal to ventilate his grievances. This is a clear demonstration of his belief in the principles of democracy and the imperative of civility in the conduct of political actors.”

He also called on Isah Ashiru and members of the opposition parties in Kaduna State to join hands with us as we strive to move our dear state to a higher level.

The governor also called on the party faithful to moderate their celebration of the victory.

“They must individually and collectively extend an olive branch to our brothers and sisters in other political parties. Instead of celebrating, we should bow down in prayers to the Almighty God for His continued guidance and protection. Let us focus on the tasks ahead.

“We are all stakeholders in PROJECT KADUNA. It is not about personal glory. Our people want all hands to be on deck to address the myriad of challenges confronting the state. If political actors are united, a clear signal will be sent to our people that the quest for peace, security, progress and development of our state are the driving forces of our participation,” he added.

It will be recalled that there was confusion over the verdict of the tribunal on Thursday as one report claimed that the tribunal sacked Gov. Uba Sani and declared that the election was inconclusive in 22 local councils, while another report said that the petition of the opposition party was dismissed and that the incumbent governor won the election.