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‘Triumph Of People’s Will’, Adamawa Gov Hails Verdict Sacking Senator Abbo

According to governor, the judiciary remained the true arbiter that restores power to the people.


A file photo of Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri. Source: @GovernorAUF

 

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has hailed the verdict by the Court of Appeal sacking Elisha Abbo and declaring Amos Yohanna as the Senator representing Adamawa North in the National Assembly.

Delivering judgment on Monday, a three-member panel of the Appeal Court in Abuja, presided over by Justice C.E. Nwosu-Iheme, sacked Abbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to Yohanna of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected lawmaker representing the area in the National Assembly.

Responding to the outcome of the decision of the court, Fintiri, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, said the verdict was the ultimate triumph of the will of the people of Adamawa North as expressed at the polling units.

While congratulating Yohanna over his victory, the governor noted that “the judgment of the Court has further restored the confidence Nigerians repose in the institution of the judiciary and the hope for the sustenance of democracy in our country”.

He commended the court for its courage in upholding justice and reaffirming the saying that the “judiciary is the last hope of the common man”.

According to governor, the judiciary remained the true arbiter that restores power to the people.

He stressed the need for politicians to seek power through proper channels and not subvert the inherent power of democracy.