The Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld Senator Isah Jibrin’s election as the Senator representing Kogi East senatorial district.
The National Assembly election petition tribunal had annulled his victory st the polls, and ordered a rerun in some polling units.
Delivering the judgment, the presiding Judge described the earlier tribunal verdict as a somersault of judicial process -akin to putting the cart before the horse.
Senator Jibrin lauded the decision of the Court as a true reflection of the overwhelming support he received from the people of Kogi East during the election.
He emphasized that the ruling reaffirms the mandate granted to him by his constituents. “This judgment is a revalidation of my mandate given to me by my people,” he remarked.
Looking beyond the legal battles, Senator Jibrin emphasized the need to now focus on consolidating his mandate and serving the people.
“With the court struggles behind us, it’s time to concentrate on the business of lawmaking and ensuring excellent and equitable representation for the people,” the senator stated.
Furthermore, Senator Jibrin extended his felicitations to his competitor, Dr. Victor Adoji of the People’s Democratic Party, recognizing the spirited contest in the elections.
He highlighted the importance of moving past election animosities and rebuilding bridges of camaraderie, stressing the need to reconnect the longstanding friendship that predates the electoral competition.
Senator Isah Jibrin’s positive outlook and commitment to fostering unity following the legal battle speak volumes about his dedication to serving the constituents and maintaining amicable relationships in the political sphere.