Following the verdict of the Court of Appeal declaring the March 18 Governorship Election in Zamfara State inconclusive, the Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, has disclosed readiness to contest a rerun.
He said he had nothing to fear as the people’s will would prevail.
Dauda said though the ruling by the Court of Appeal was a temporary setback, he believed the rerun election would be in his favor, stressing that he has the full support of the people in the state.
In a statement issued on Friday by the governor’s spokesman, Sulaiman Bala Idris, Lawal is not swayed by the outcome of the appellate court panel as he was elected by the people who were optimistic and yearning for positive development and progress of the state.
“The ruling by the Appeal Court is a temporary setback. However, I remain optimistic that the collective decision of the people will ultimately prevail”.
“We will emerge victorious. Our unwavering determination and steadfast commitment leave no room for doubt or fear”.
“We faced numerous challenges on the road to victory in the last election. But let me assure our people that we are fully committed to going to great lengths to retain this widely acclaimed mandate”, he said.
The Governor called for calm among his teeming supporters. At the same time, he assured his legal team is reviewing the verdict to determine the next line of action.
“I want to call on the people of Zamfara to remain calm. Our legal team is thoroughly reviewing the verdict. We will follow through with the necessary actions to achieve a just outcome.”
The WikkiTimes recalled that a three-judge appellate court panel declared the Zamfara State governorship election inconclusive on Thursday.
The court ordered a rerun in three local government areas of Maradun, Birnin-Magaji, and Bukkuyum.