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Atiku hails s’court verdicts upholding elections of PDP governors, Abba Yusuf

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has commended the supreme court judgments affirming the election of governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

On Friday, the supreme court affirmed the election of three governors elected on the platform of the PDP.

The governors are Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Dauda Lawal (Zamfara), and Caleb Mutfwang (Plateau).

On Thursday, the apex court upheld the election of Umo Eno, also of the PDP, as the duly elected governor of Akwa Ibom state.

In a statement issued by his media office, Abubakar said the decision of the apex court is “good news” to the people of Bauchi, Plateau, Akwa Ibom and Zamfara states, and “indeed, a win for constitutional democracy”.

The former vice-president also congratulated Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) whose election was also affirmed by the supreme court.

The presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2023 elections said the victory at the court reaffirms his position that only a united opposition force can strengthen democracy in Nigeria.

“I am as prepared as ever, to lead the charge, alongside all our leaders and governors, for the good of our country,” the statement reads.

“Where justice is seen to have been substantially rendered, we, as patriots and citizens, will always applaud.”

Abubakar said by the verdict of the supreme court, “there is a guaranteed continuation of the standards of good governance which the PDP has brought to the respective states”.

He asked the governors to see their triumph at the supreme court as an opportunity to consolidate and expand the scope of the good governance they have already established.

The former vice-president said he is confident that the PDP will focus on its role as the major opposition party in the country.

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