ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Enugu State Government, Peter Mbah has spoken on the court of appeal judgment upholding his election victory.
The Court of Appeal in Lagos had earlier today dismissed an appeal filed against Governor Mbah by the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate, Chijioke Edeoga.
Speaking on the judgment on Friday shortly after the ruling by Appeal Court, the Governor noted that the judgement of the appellate court is consistent with an earlier dismissal of the same matter filed before the Enugu State Election Petitions Tribunal.
He said both judgments are consistent and in line with the mandate freely given to us by the great people of Enugu State in the 18 March gubernatorial election, which further reaffirmed his belief in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.
He said: “Let me also say this as a lawyer, this judgment reaffirms my belief and trust in the irrevocable will of the judiciary. I want to use this opportunity to commend the justices of the Court of Appeal for standing firmly by the sacredness of the temple of justice.
“I want to also thank the great people of Enugu State for their endurance in the face of palpable untruth purveyed just to paint their government black.
“With this judgement, we are going to deploy more energy and commitment to bring development to the doorsteps of Ndi Enugu.
“Permit me also to state that this is not a victory for Peter Mbah as Governor, it is a victory for water that will run nonstop through taps of Enugu homes in less than 20 days. It is also a victory that will make Enugu State a road construction site, and we are talking about the length and breadth of Enugu State being transformed into a road construction site.
“It is also a victory that would ensure that we have smart schools across the 260 wards of Enugu State.
“Let me assure Ndi Enugu that we are not going to let them down. We are going to deploy every breath and fibre of our being to consolidate on the gains we have made so far.”
Governor Mbah also expressed his profound gratitude to the great people of Enugu State for their tremendous support, and the unimpeachable trust reposed in us.
He assured the people of Enugu that he will never fail them, adding that, “Indeed, the long awaited tomorrow is right here with us.”