APC says it welcomes Supreme Court decision on Kano State, others

The All Progressives Congress (APC)has said  that it welcomes, with equanimity, the Supreme Court decisions on election petitions challenging the outcome of 2023 governorship elections in eight states.
Mr Felix Morka, the party’s National Publicity Secretary said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja while reacting to the apex court judgment.
“In Lagos, Ebonyi and Cross River States, the Supreme Court upheld the election of governorship candidates of our great party.
“However, the appeals on Kano, Zamfara, Bauchi, Plateau and Abia states were decided in favour of other political parties and their candidates.
“While the Apex Court’s decisions will undoubtedly elicit mixed reactions and reviews, the decisions are final and binding on all parties to the legal contests.
“The decisions today provide a strong affirmation of the authority, vibrancy and independence of the judiciary,” Morka said.
He added that the APC had been consistent in its position that the judiciary must be left alone to perform its important duty of resolving disputes.
This, he said included electoral disputes as constitutionally mandated.
He said the court’s decisions today must serve as a rebuke to political opposition figures that vilified and denigrated our courts when judgments were handed against them in these same matters.
“Assuming that it has any spec of decency left, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must tender unreserved apology to the courts and our judges.
“This is especially for the senseless, irresponsible, reckless and unjustified attacks it mounted against the judiciary throughout this electoral cycle,”the APC spokesman said.
He congratulated the winners, particularly governors, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State, and Bassey Otu of Cross River State.
Morka wished them the very best as they continued to serve their states and country and urged everyone to remain calm and continue to maintain the peace in the interest of all.
The Supreme Court had affirmed Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as the duly elected governor of Kano State.
Justice John Okoro who read the lead judgment held that the lower court was wrong in its judgment to have deducted 165,616 votes from the vote secured by Yusuf.(https://newsatlarge.ng)

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