In the wake of the highly anticipated tribunal ruling regarding the 2023 governorship election in Kaduna State, Governor Uba Sani has expressed his satisfaction with the outcome. In a personal statement released on Thursday, Governor Sani hailed the tribunal’s decision as a resounding affirmation of the overwhelming mandate bestowed upon him by the people of Kaduna State.
Contrary to earlier reports circulating in various media outlets, Governor Sani declared unequivocally that he emerged victorious from the tribunal’s ruling. This clarification comes in response to previous claims that the tribunal had deemed the election inconclusive, ordering a rerun.
Governor Uba Sani, speaking through a statement published on his official X account, conveyed that this victory rightfully belongs to the people of Kaduna State. He extended a hand of unity and cooperation to candidates representing other political parties, inviting them to join forces in advancing the progress of Kaduna State.
The full text of Governor Uba Sani’s statement is as follows:
THE KADUNA ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL JUDGEMENT IS A CLEAR AFFIRMATION OF THE POPULAR MANDATE GIVEN TO ME BY THE PEOPLE OF KADUNA STATE
I am extremely delighted and humbled by the ruling of the Election Petition Tribunal affirming my victory in the 2023 Kaduna State Governorship Elections. The judgement is an unequivocal affirmation of the popular mandate graciously given to me by the good people of Kaduna State. I commend the Tribunal for their thoroughness and lucidity. They have enriched our jurisprudence and practice of electoral democracy.
I also commend my dear brother, Hon. Isah Ashiru Kudan for approaching the Tribunal to ventilate his grievances. This is a clear demonstration of his belief in the principles of democracy and the imperative of civility in the conduct of political actors.
I call on Hon. Isah Ashiru and members of the opposition parties in Kaduna State to join hands with us as we strive to move our dear state to a higher level. We are all stakeholders in PROJECT KADUNA. It is not about personal glory. Our people want all hands to be on deck to address the myriad challenges confronting the state. If political actors are united, a clear signal will be sent to our people that the quest for peace, security, progress and development of our state are the driving forces of our participation in politics.
I call on our party faithful to moderate their celebration of this victory. They must individually and collectively extend an olive branch to our brothers and sisters in other political parties. Instead of celebrating, we should bow down in prayers to the Almighty God for His continued guidance and protection. Let us focus on the tasks ahead.
Senator Uba Sani,
Governor, Kaduna State.
September 28th, 2023