Niger PDP Governorship Candidate Confident Of Victory At Tribunal

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Updated August 10, 2019

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State, Mr Umar Nasko, says he is confident the Tribunal will soon rule in his favour.

In his Sallah message on Friday, Nasko vowed to reclaim what he called his stolen mandate of becoming the governor of the state.

“I am a firm believer of the rule of law and democratic tenets, and this is one of the reasons why I have after the elections approached the Election Tribunal to tender all issues relating to forgeries and electoral malpractices,” he said.

The PDP candidate added, “With what I witnessed in the last election, I am confident in not too distant time our mandate to lead Niger State will be restored.

“The truth is, after the 2015 general elections which saw opposition winning, one would expect that we have risen above election malpractices and shenanigans, but the 2019 elections leave much to be desired; the harassment and killings and the heated dimension the 2019 Election took will do no one any good.”

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According to Nasko, irrespective of the challenges and the shortcomings, the best way to form a government is through the ballot.

He, therefore, called on Muslims to be resolute in prayers while they mark the Eid-el-Kabir, as well as the government to tolerate the opposition.

“The government needs to tolerate stiff and virile opposition, maintain law and order and set out measures to tackle banditry, criminality, ethnic tension and unnecessary upheavals through scientific measures and tactics,” the PDP candidate said.

He also called on the Federal Government to hasten and facilitate the release of all pro-democracy activists and those kidnapped by bandits.