It was indeed all joy as thousands of supporters and well-wishers of Senator-elect; Distinguished Senator Mohammed Sani Musa 313 was declared the winner of the Niger East Senatorial District Election by The Apex Court of The Federal Republic of Nigeria; The Supreme Court of Nigeria today Friday 14th of June 2019 as about 10:25 am.
Delivering his Judgment, His Lordship Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, said Alhaji Musa Sani won the primary Election dully conducted by APC at the state level and was the rightful candidate for election which was conducted.
We can all recall that after the judgment delivered on February 7th 2019, by Justice F.O Giwa Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, in favour of Mohammed Sani Musa; was appealed by Senator David Umaru at the Appeal Court which saw the judgment of the Federal High Court overturned.
Mohammed Sani Musa then approached the Supreme Court to seek redress and to restore his mandate as the rightful winner of the primary elections. The Supreme Court after due considerations and cross examinations, allowed the appeal by Mohammed Sani Musa (313) Marked SC/405/019 and upheld the Federal High Court judgment in Abuja which declared him, Mohammed Sani Musa as the nominated candidate of the APC for the election and therefore is the winner of the election conducted.
It was indeed a resounding victory for the good people of Niger East Senatorial District and a victory for rule of law. Once again the Judiciary of Nigeria re-affirmed their resolved to fair hearing and judgment. It restored hope for the ordinary and voiceless and ensured that the will of the people is upheld.
I must congratulate each and every one of you, from National Working Committee of the APC, The Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, the State Executives of APC, Local Government, Exco members, from the wards to the units members, family and friends, well-wishers and the entire good people of Niger state for being patient, law abiding while waiting and going through the process of seeking justice.
I commend every member of the Sani Musa 313 Campaign Organization for the show of love and your resilient spirit of never giving up. This legal battle has taught us all to have faith in God the Most Merciful and benevolent and also to believe in the Nigerian Judiciary system. It has also taught us not to give up a fight till victory is assured.
On the other hand, we extend a hand of fellowship to Senator David Umaru and his team to work together for the greater good of the people of Niger East Senatorial District and Niger State as a whole; while we appeal for decorum and brotherliness among us all as we work to make Niger State great and better for all.
This victory is for all and not for the camp of Mohammed Sani Musa 313 alone but for all well-meaning people of our dear State.
Indeed there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you all immensely.
: Credit Nma Kolo