By Mohammed Baba-Busu
Lafia, Nov. 8, 2019 Mr Samuel Tsebe, a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has said that his victory at the appellate court had energised him to serve his Akwanga South Constituency “with everything at my disposal”.
“My victory has vindicated me and confirmed the people’s mandate. I can now fully concentrate on serving my people without any distraction,” Tsebe, who won on the ticket of the PDP, told newsmen on Friday in Lafia.
The Nigeria News Agency , reports that the Court of Appeal Court in Makurdi on Friday dismissed an appeal filed by the immediate past member representing the constituency, Alhaji Kassim Kassim of the APC.
Kassim, who was defeated in the elections held in March, challenged Tsebe’s victory at the elections tribunal in Lafia, but lost.
He took the matter to the appeal court where he, again, lost to Tsebe.
“I dedicate my victory to the Almighty God and to the good people of Akwanga South Constituency who massively voted for me during the poll.
“The tribunal and Appeal Court judgements have vindicated me and re-affirmed my declaration as the duly elected member representing Akwanga south as declared by INEC.
“I want to use this medium to extend a hand of friendship to Kassim who contested against the outcome of the election. He should join hands with me so that we will take Akwanga South to greater heights,” he said.
Tsebe thanked stakeholders of the constituency and his supporters for praying and standing firm throughout the period of his campaign as well as the Tribunal and Appeal Court sessions.
Edited by Ephraims Sheyin
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