Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State had appealed to the opposition party to collaborate with his administration on its mission to rescue the state.
Lawal in a statement by his spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said working together is critical to achieving sustainable development in the state.
He further noted that the “success of our collective efforts depends on the active collaboration of all stakeholders,” saying that “Let’s prioritise collaboration and work towards a better future for our state.”
Lawal’s appeal is coming after the Supreme Court reversed his sack as governor of the state on Friday, affirming his victory in the March 18, 2023, governorship election.
The Apex court set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal Abuja, which earlier declared the Zamfara Governorship Election inconclusive.
Delivering the lead decision of the Court, Emmanuel Agim described the judgement of the lower Court of Appeal as perverse and lacked evidential foundation.
However, Governor Lawal described the Apex court verdict as a reflection of the people’s desire for positive development and progress.
According to the PDP governor, the Supreme Court verdict is a victory for the people of Zamfara.
He said: “I am thrilled to have received an affirmation of my election by the Supreme Court today. This verdict will boost our morale in fulfilling campaign promises.
“Today’s victory is confirmation of the collective decision made by the people of Zamfara State during the governorship election held in March last year. This victory is for all the people of Zamfara State.
“By my campaign manifesto, which serves as a guide for our rescue mission, my administration has taken swift action to liberate Zamfara from the shackles of poor governance.
“I am urging all people of Zamfara, including opposition parties, to unite and work together to rebuild and restore the state.
“My administration is on a mission to rebuild the state, and the Supreme Court’s decision is a victory for the people who trusted me.”