Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has said the mandate given to him by the people of the state in the March 18 governorship election is safe and Intact.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday, sacked Sule as governor and declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, David Ombugadu winner of the poll.
However, a statement by the senior special assistant to the governor on Public Affairs, Mr. Peter Ahemba, said the tribunal ruling was just a temporary setback, adding that the judgement cannot stand in the eyes of the law.
The statement said Sule is a God sent servant and remained irremovable as the chief executive of the state until his second term tenure runs out.
The statement noted that the governor’s confidence in the judiciary remained unshaken despite the outcome of the governorship election petition, even as it expressed confidence that the governor would triumph at the Appeal Court.
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“Let me assure the good people of Nasarawa State that the mandate they have given to His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule to serve as the Governor for a second term is very safe and intact.
“Engr. A.A Sule is God’s sent and remains the Governor of Nasarawa State till 2027 by the grace of God.
“Those fighting the Governor should know that they are inviting God’s wrath against themselves because it is God, who gives leadership that has given Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule the mandate through the electorates of Nasarawa State to serve as Governor at this time,” it assured.
It reminded the PDP and its supporters that the legal battle has just begun, adding that the outcome of the next battle would throw them into a sad mood throughout the end of the four years.
The statement commended the people of the state, especially supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) maintaining peace despite the judgement favouring the opposition party, even as it urged them to remain calm as the Governor has since directed his legal team to appeal the tribunal judgment.