My Election Was Free And Fair, Al-Makura Lauds Tribunal’s Ruling

Halima Gayam  
Updated September 1, 2019
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(File) Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura.



The lawmaker representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District, Tanko Al-Makura, has commended the ruling of the Election Petitions Tribunal which upheld his victory in the February 23 polls.

He spoke to reporters on Sunday In Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital in reaction to Friday’s judgement at the Tribunal.

The former governor said his victory at the Tribunal was a testimony that his election was free, fair and credible.

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“The painstaking presentation by my lawyers has carefully and convincingly proved beyond any reasonable doubt that my election was not only free, fair and credible, but it was in line with the constitution,” he stated.

Senator Al-Makura described the judgement as a two-in-one victory hinged to the fact that the petitioner could not prove his allegation and his lawyers proved his election was credible.

He was confident that his victory at the Tribunal would spur him to deliver dividends of democracy to his constituents.

The lawmaker said, “I believe this judgement will give me the impetus to continue to do the things that I have been doing and if given the opportunity, I will do much better now that the constituency has been reduced to one-third of the whole state.

“So, all the efforts I have put in the three constituencies before will now be concentrated on one senatorial district, notwithstanding the fact that I will also bring to bear, my contributions to other zones by supporting closely the efforts of the governor of the state.”