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Election Petitions: APC welcomes Supreme Court judgements on Lagos, Kano, Abia, Cross River, 4 others –Morka

L-R: Governors of Lagos, Kano, Plateau and Zamfara States

*The All Progressives Congress says it welcomes Friday’s Supreme Court decisions on election petitions, challenging the outcome of 2023 governorship elections in eight states in Nigeria

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

With equanimity, the All Progressives Congress has said it welcomes, Supreme Court decisions on election petitions, challenging the outcome of 2023 governorship elections in eight states in Nigeria.

ConsumerConnect reports  the Supreme Court Friday, January 12, 2024, upheld the election of the APC governorship candidates in Lagos, Ebonyi and Cross River States.

Dr. Abdullahi Ganduja, National Chairman of APC

However, the appeals on Kano, Zamfara, Bauchi, Plateau and Abia states were decided in favour of other political parties and their candidates.

Felix Morka, Esq., National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, in a statement issued Friday said: “While the Apex Court’s decisions will undoubtedly elicit mixed reactions and reviews, the decisions are final and binding on all parties to the legal contests.

“The decisions today provide a strong affirmation of the authority, vibrancy and independence of the Judiciary.”

The ruling party’s Scribe stated the “APC has been consistent in its position that the Judiciary must be left alone to perform its important duty of resolving disputes, including electoral disputes, as constitutionally mandated.”

The statement, however, stressed “the decisions today (Friday) must serve as a rebuke to political opposition figures that vilified and denigrated our courts when judgments were handed against them in these same matters.

“Assuming that it has any spec of decency left, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must tender unreserved apology to the courts and our judges for the senseless, irresponsible, reckless and unjustified attacks it mounted against the Judiciary throughout this electoral cycle.”

Morka further noted: “We congratulate the winners, particularly our Governors, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State, and Bassey Otu of Cross River State, and wish them the very best as they continue to serve their states and country.

“”We urge everyone to remain calm and continue to maintain the peace.”

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