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APC welcomes Supreme Court decision on Kano, 7 other states



The All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed the Supreme Court judgment on the 2023 governorship elections in eight states, saying it affirmed the vibrancy and independence of the Nigerian judiciary.

Mr Felix Morka, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja while reacting to the apex court judgment.

“In Lagos, Ebonyi and Cross River States, the Supreme Court upheld the election of governorship candidates of our great party.

“However, the appeals on Kano, Zamfara, Bauchi, Plateau and Abia states were decided in favour of other political parties and their candidates.

“While the Apex Court’s decisions will undoubtedly elicit mixed reactions and reviews, the decisions are final and binding on all parties to the legal contests.

“The decisions today provide a strong affirmation of the authority, vibrancy and independence of the judiciary,” Morka added.

He said that the APC had been consistent in its position that the judiciary must be allowed to perform its important duty of resolving disputes, including electoral matters.

The APC spokesman said the apex court’s decision was a rebuke of opposition politicians that had vilified and denigrated the judiciary when judgments were handed against them by lower courts.

Morka particularly chided the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and urged it to tender unreserved apology to the courts over its alleged reckless and unjustified attacks on the judiciary.

He congratulated the winners, particularly governors, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi, and Bassey Otu of Cross River.

Morka wished them the best as they continue to serve their states and country.

He urged everyone to remain calm and continue to maintain the peace in the interest of all.

Emmanuel Mogbede

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