Kaduna State Governor Senator Uba Sani of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has countered the position of the Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which sacked him on Thursday and declared himself the winner of the election verdict against his main rival Hon. Isah Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Speaking on Thursday, the Tribunal ruled that the inability of the Independent National Election Commission, INEC, to upload results on the IREV gave room for manipulation and therefore declared the election inconclusive.
Sacking the Governor, the Tribunal also ordered that INEC conduct fresh elections between the two parties within 90 days.
In the counter post shared on his platform on Thursday, Governor Uba Sani congratulated himself on the victory at the tribunal and urged the opposition parties to join him in building the State.
It reads, “THE KADUNA ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL JUDGEMENT IS A CLEAR AFFIRMATION OF THE POPULAR MANDATE GIVEN TO ME BY THE PEOPLE OF KADUNA STATE
I am extremely delighted and humbled by the ruling of the Election Petition Tribunal affirming my victory in the 2023 Kaduna State Governorship Elections. The judgement is an unequivocal affirmation of the popular mandate graciously given to me by the good people of Kaduna State. I commend the Tribunal for their thoroughness and lucidity. They have enriched our jurisprudence and practice of electoral democracy.
I also commend my dear brother, Hon. Isah Ashiru Kudan for approaching the Tribunal to ventilate his grievances. This is a clear demonstration of his belief in the principles of democracy and the imperative of civility in the conduct of political actors.
I call on Hon. Isah Ashiru and members of the opposition parties in Kaduna State to join hands with us as we strive to move our dear state to a higher level. We are all stakeholders in PROJECT KADUNA. It is not about personal glory. Our people want all hands to be on deck to address the myriad challenges confronting the state. If political actors are united, a clear signal will be sent to our people that the quest for peace, security, progress and development of our state are the driving forces of our participation in politics.
I call on our party faithful to moderate their celebration of this victory. They must individually and collectively extend an olive branch to our brothers and sisters in other political parties. Instead of celebrating, we should bow down in prayers to the Almighty God for His continued guidance and protection. Let us focus on the tasks ahead.
Senator Uba Sani,
Governor, Kaduna State.
September 28th, 2023″