UGBAH TO SUSWAM: I WILL RECLAIM MY MANDATE

Posted: September 23, 2011 in Uncategorized
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UGBAH TO SUSWAM: I WILL RECLAIM MY MANDATE

The defeated Governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Benue state, Prof. Steven Ugba, has dared Governor Gabriel Suswam of the ruling People’s Democratic Party(PDP), saying that he is not deterred in reclaiming his lost mandate despite the nullity of his petition at the Elections Petition Tribunal in Makurdi.

According to Ugba, in spite of all obstacles and despite the overwhelming victory of Suswam at the elections petition tribunal, he has not lost faith in the judicial process where the recovery of what he termed as stolen mandate, is being pursued with renewed vigor at the supreme court of Appeal.

Prof. Ugba gave the affirmation yesterday while briefing Journalists in makurdi, and in a statement made available to atiterkula, following his discharge over criminal allegations in a case before the chief magistrate court Makurdi.

He said,”I, once more,assure the people of Benue state that I shall never relent in the struggle to reclaim the peoples mandate from those who stole it.I want to reiterate that inspite of obstacles,my hope in ultimate victory remains unshakable.”

He expressed concern over the rampant cases of physical attacks mounted on ACN supporters in the state,as according to him,it was the handiwork of the opposition who do not hope for his ultimate victory.

Ugba further charged his teeming supporters to keep faith with the struggle, and that they should remain law abiding inspite all provocations.He commended the judiciary for devotion and diligence in the disposition of justice.

But it would be recalled that the Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Makurdi had on the 21st September 2011,dismissed the petition filed by Prof. Ugba of ACN, against Governor Gabriel Suswam of the PDP.

This development was proned by the judgement delivered by the Court of Appeal Makurdi, on the 16th September,2011 which nullified Ugba’s petition on the grounds that the tribunal was not sought and obtained leave by the petitioner before the commencement of pre-trial session.

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