From Odeh Ogaji, Jalingo
Taraba State Governor, Dr Kefas Agbu has appealed to the opposition, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), to accept the state Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal judgement of Saturday, 30th September, 2023 to save the state’s resources.
The Voice reports that a three-man panel of Justices had yesterday (Saturday) dismissed the petition brought by NNPP and its governorship candidate, Professor Sani Yaya for lack of merit and affirmed that Agbu was the duly elected governor of Taraba State.
Gov. Agbu while reacting to the judgement on Sunday, appealed to the opposition party and its governorship candidate to accept the judgement in good faith and join him in the strive to develop Taraba State.
According to him, prolonged legal battle would only deplete the state’s resources that would have been channelled for the development of Taraba to improve the lives of the citizens.
“I wish to commend the judges for their dedication to the course of justice during the proceedings and their unwavering commitment to fairness, honesty and uprightness in strict accordance with the law. The judges’ conscience reaffirmed the strength of the democratic institution.
“I wish to state here that there are invaluable lessons to learn from the past, and I appeal to the opposition party and it’s governorship candidate, Professor Sani Yaya to accept the judgement in good faith and join me in the strive to develop Taraba State.
“Prolonged legal battle would only deplete the state’s resources that would have been channelled for the development of Taraba to improve the lives of the citizens”, the governor appealed.
Gov. Agbu also thanked religious and traditional rulers as well as supporters and citizens of the state for standing by his administration with unwavering prayers and support.