- The vice presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the governor-elect for Zamfara state to work for the people
- Peter Obi advised Bello Matawalle and other PDP candidates declared winners of the National and State Houses of Assembly to see their victory as a challenge to work hard and to uplift Zamfara
- According to Obi, God has a reason for making Matawalle to have the mandate of the people of the embattled state at the moment
Peter Obi, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February election, has urged the Zamfara governor-elect, Bello Matawalle to work for the people.
Obi gave the advice in a statement issued by his media office on Saturday, May 25, in Abuja.
He advised Matawalle and other PDP candidates declared winners of the National and State Houses of Assembly elections by the ruling of the Supreme Court to see their victory as a challenge to work hard and to uplift Zamfara.
He said that God must have a reason for making Matawalle to have the mandate of the people of the embattled state at the moment.
Obi said that the fallout from Zamfara should teach politicians a lesson that God has the final say on who gets what position.
The former Governor of Anambra told those who emerged victorious in Zamfara that the current security situation in the state had thrown up a huge challenge for them.
He said that being a beneficiary of the rule of law they should do everything humanly possible while in office to uphold the sanctity of the judiciary as a critical component of democratic rule.
He also praised the Judiciary for always being there to right the wrong of politicians, saying that it was the reason the system created separation of powers.
Obi urged politicians to see the fallout from Zamfara as a reason to believe in the supremacy of God in all their struggles for political power and positions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state has described the Supreme Court ruling which sacked all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state as the will of God.
Yari told APC supporters at the state government house in Gusau on Saturday, May 25, that the party in the state did its best to ensure it did not lose the state to the opposition party but could not succeed.
He said what happened is the will of Allah and urged all members of the party as well as other citizens of the state to remain calm, peaceful and law abiding.
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