Atiku Reacts to Supreme Court Judgement on Govs Fubara, Kefas’s Victory

Atiku Reacts to Supreme Court Judgement on Govs Fubara, Kefas’s Victory

  • Atiku Abubakar has sent an important message to Governor Fubara and his Taraba state counterpart following their electoral victory at the Supreme Court
  • The apex court on Thursday validated their election and dismissed all appeals filed by their major rivals
  • Reacting, Atiku maintained that their victory "reinforced the hope of the survival of our democracy" journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election has reacted to the Supreme Court judgment on the Rivers state and Taraba State election dispute.

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Atiku expressed joy as the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the PDP in Taraba and Rivers state election dispute. Photo credit: Agbu Kefas, Atiku Abubakar, Sir Siminalayi Fubara
Source: Facebook

In a unanimous judgment on Thursday, January 25, a five-member court panel held that the appeal by Tonye Cole of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was unmeritorious.

In the lead judgment, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa held that Cole and the APC failed to prove their case with sufficient evidence.

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Similarly, the apex court upheld the election of Kefas, of the PDP and dismissed the appeal filed by the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)'s candidate, Muhammad Sani Yahaya on Thursday.

Reacting, in a post shared on his Facebook page, the former Vice-President of Nigeria hailed the apex court judgment and congratulated Governors Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers and Agbu Kefas of Taraba.

Atiku on Thursday, wrote:

"I celebrate with governors Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State and Agbu Kefas of Taraba State, whose victory at last year's gubernatorial election polls were unanimously affirmed today by the Supreme Court. No doubt this is not just personal victory but victory for the PDP family, the Nigerian electorate, and all lovers of Democracy and Justice.

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"Indeed, their victory has reinforced the hope of the survival of our democracy, which citizens are getting disillusioned and disenchanted with the APC's win-at-all-cost policy and brazen disregard for the rule of law.
"I enjoin all Nigerians to be vigilant and to always rely on lawful means in seeking redress as I have always done, and by the grace of God, we shall triumph.
"Accept my congratulations, Your Excellencies. -AA"

Fubara speaks on Tinubu, Wike after Supreme Court verdict

Earlier, reported that Siminalayi Fubara has expressed his gratitude to God, President Bola Tinubu and the minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, for his triumph at the Supreme Court.

The governor declared his resolve to remain committed to the purpose for which he was elected as governor, saying nothing would distract his governance.

Fubara restated his commitment to governance on Thursday while reacting to the Supreme Court’s affirmation of his election as the governor of the state.

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Appeal court upholds Kefas' election earlier reported that Kefas secured victory at the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja over the outcome of the March 18 governorship election in Taraba state.

The petition of the NNPP candidate, Sani Yahaya was dismissed by the three-member panel of justices of the tribunal over lack of merit.

Yahaya had instituted the petition against the victory of the governor in the last general election, alleging that there was non-compliance to the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022. In the petition, the NNPP and Yahaya also alleged overvoting, election result sheet manipulation and violence in some polling units during the election.


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