The Enugu State Governor, Peter Mba has celebrated the Supreme Court verdict that upheld his victory as the duly elected Governor of the state.
Governor Mbah expressed gratitude to the learned justices for their commitment to justice. He acknowledged the immense emotional, physical, and spiritual investment made by the people of Enugu throughout this legal journey.
In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the election victory of Governor Peter Mbah as Enugu State on March 18, 2023. The verdict, a culmination of a lengthy judicial process, was announced by the highest court in the land, affirming the decision of both the Enugu State Election Petitions Tribunal and the appellate court in Lagos.
The governor made this known in a post on his verified handle on X formerly Twitter shortly after the judgement.
Read the statement in full below;
My dear people of Enugu State. A while ago, the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, delivered the final judgement on the last tranche of appeals against the mandate you freely gave us on March 18, 2023.
We thank God that the learned justices affirmed your sacred will. We wish to express our profound gratitude to the learned justices for keeping the wheel of justice rolling.
We specifically thank them for upholding your mandate. This judicial journey has been a huge emotional, physical and spiritual investment for you the people of Enugu.
First, our case was heard and examined during an exhaustive process at the Enugu State Election Petitions Tribunal and at the end your mandate was upheld.
The appellate court sitting in Lagos again upheld the previous decision via a unanimous decision. Today the Supreme Court has again upheld this victory for the people of Enugu State. Ndi Enugu, you are the victors of this judicial journey.
I salute your dogged belief in us. Your unalloyed support and prayers at every attempt to subvert your mandate, can never be lost on us. We do not take them for granted.
Now that these distractions are over, it is time to redouble our efforts to serve you. We will double down on our earlier resolve to serve you with every fibre of our being. The reward of your resolute support will come in our rededication to do things that have to do with the ordinary people of Enugu State.
We will give more attention to your welfare, development and good living. Let me reaffirm that you haven’t seen anything yet. We are by this judgement recommitting ourselves to the sacred pact between us. The social contract which we both signed on May 29, 2023.
This judicial affirmation is a nudge to continue to provide water in every nook and cranny of Enugu State; to build smart schools in all the wards of our state; to sustain the provision of security; to provide massive infrastructure and roads development; to build a new set of leaders of tomorrow who will face the global challenges headlong.
Let me use this opportunity to reassure you that all our campaign promises will be fulfilled to the letter. Hold us to account. Hold your pens firmly and tick with us as we drill down into all those electoral promises. As we celebrate this affirmation of your electoral mandate, please continue to spare moments of prayers for us. Beseech God on our behalf for an ultimately greater Enugu State.
With your prayers and support we will get to the Promised Land of an Enugu of our dreams. Tomorrow is indeed here. Thank you and God bless you all.
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