- Senator Kabiru Marafa commended the Supreme Court for its judgement on the Zamfara election
- The APC lawmaker described it as bittersweet
- Marafa commended President Buhari saying the judgement shows his sincerity
Senator Kabiru Marafa of the All Progressives Congress has hailed the judgement of the Supreme Court on the Zamfara election describing it as a huge victory for democracy.
Daily Trust reports that the chairman of the Senate committee on petroleum in a statement on Friday, May 24 said truth will always prevails against falsehood.
He described the judgment as as bitter-sweet but that it shows the sincerity of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The lawmaker said: “Today’s judgement is a victory for democracy, triumph of truth over falsehood and redeemer of the integrity of the judiciary.
“As we all know the APC was unable to conduct primaries in Zamfara state following Yari’s thuggery and violent machinations. With this, lesson has been served that only strict adherence to rule of law and due process will take the country to the next level as being advocated by President Muhammadu Buhari
“This Judgement has shown that the president is religiously sincere with his non-interference stance on function of other arms of government. He has further endeared himself to Nigerians and the world for resisting all efforts by Abdulaziz Yari to force him to interfere on the judgement.”
Marafa commended the acting chief justice of the federation, Justice Tanko Muhammad, for doig the right thing as the judiciary remains the last hope of the common man.
He said: “The acting CJN and the Justices that delivered the judgement have with this judgement, laid the foundation for the redemption of the battered image of the judiciary as painted by the likes of justice Bello Shinkafi.
“I will like to thank the the judiciary especially the Justice Tom Yakubu team at the Appeal Court and now the the Ag CJN team in the Supreme Court, the courageous position of INEC, the unflinching support of the people of Zamfara State, my family for their wonderful support and prayers, my well wishers and admirers in Nigeria and diaspora for their overwhelming support.
“Judiciary remains the last hope of the common man, therefore all hands must be on deck to strengthen it.”
Recall that a five-member panel of justices, in the Supreme Court on Friday, May 24, nullified all votes cast for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in Zamfara state
In the court's ruling, given by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the panel said that the APC in the state did not carry out primaries according to the party regulations, Daily Trust reports.
The panel therefore described all votes cast for the APC as “wasted votes” and declared that all political parties with the second highest votes in the polls are elected to the different offices.
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