The All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State has hailed the appeal court over Thursday’s judgement that sacked Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State, as the state governor, declared the November 11 governorship election in the state inconclusive and also ordered a re-run in three local government areas of the State.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state publicity secretary of the APC, Yusuf Idris Gusau, and made available to newsmen in Gusau, the State capital.
Idris noted that the development will avail the APC, the opportunity to get back its alleged stolen mandate.
“We are full of confidence that our stolen mandate will soon be returned to us which vindicated our cries that the opposition PDP had during the polls used some misguidetrigger-happily security personnel to deny the teeming APC members and supporters from exercising their franchise,” the statement read.
”With the declaration by the Court of Appeal, we are optimistic that very soon, the people’s Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, will be back to his rightful position as the Executive Governor of Zamfara State.”
The APC further described the ruling as a clear testimony of its strong belief in God’s choice to give power or take it as He wills.
“We are also appreciative of the judiciary for painstakingly carrying out a job well done.
”The electorate as well as our friends and supporters within and outside the state who are sacrificing a lot of their comfort to pray for our success, deserve a big thank you as we assure all that we will not fail you.
”To our opponents, we say God’s time is always the best, and we promise to continue to champion the course of peace, harmony and development of Zamfara State to greatness.
”We therefore appeal to our members, especially the youth who have remained patient, calm and law-abiding amidst the intimidation, harassment, threats and so on, to continue to display high morals and discipline,” the party added.