BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma on his Supreme Court victory on Tuesday, declaring him winner of the March 9, 2019 Imo State governorship election.
Lawan also saluted the All Progressives Party (APC) in the state for peacefully retrieving its mandate through the constitutionally stipulated judicial process.
He said the unanimous decision of the apex Court’s seven-member panel has cleared all doubts on APC’s victory in the gubernatorial election that was wrongly awarded to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s flag-bearer, Emeka Ihedioha
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media. Ola Awoniyi quoted the Senate President as saying that; “This is a victory for democracy; the rule of law; the All Progressives Congress; and the good people of Imo State.”
“The new Governor-elect should be magnanimous in victory and see his mandate as a call to serve his people conscientiously and to the best of his ability,” Lawan said.
The Senate President, who also praised the Nigerian Judiciary for reasserting itself as a sacred chapel for judicious resolution of disputes, wished the governor-elect a successful tenure in office.