dismiss the petitions of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Labour Party (LP) candidates, challenging his election.ov. Peter Mbah has hailed the decision of the Enugu State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal to
“It is a victory for the ban on Monday sit-at-home” Mbah said in a reaction to the tribunal’s verdict on Thursday.
He said that the task of rebuilding Enugu was a collective one and extended his hand of fellowship to the opposition.
The governor said that he was committed to working with all, irrespective of political persuasions.
Earlier, the tribunal, chaired by Justice Kudirat Akano, had dismissed the petitions of the PRP and LP governorship candidates, Mr Chris Agu and Chief Chijioke Edeoga, respectively, challenging Mbah’s victory in the March 18 poll.
Mbah, who addressed a crowd of his supporters at the Government House, said: “This is another memorable day in the anals of our dear state, as the tribunal affirmed the mandate, which you freely gave to us on March 18.
“This landmark judgment of the tribunal is a victory for democracy and the people of Enugu State,”
“This is victory for the people of Enugu State. It is also a victory for democracy.
“It is a victory for massive development for Enugu people.
“It is a victory for exponential growth for Enugu people.
“It is a victory for Enugu’s greatness.
“It is also a victory for our determination to restore water in all your homes in the next 68 days.”
While thanking God for making the victory possible, Mbah also commended the tribunal for painstakingly dissecting the petitions and “coming out with fair and just decision that resonates with Enugu people”.
According to him, the verdict has further strengthened our confidence in the judiciary as the temple of justice and last hope of the common man.
Extending hands of fellowship to the opposition, the governor said: “There is time for everything under the sun.
“There is time to strive and time to unite.
“We all put ourselves forward to serve Enugu people.
“The people have spoken and the tribunal has also affirmed.
“If service was the motivation, then it is time to rise above partisanship and come together because there is so much work to be done.
“Our arms are wide open and I beckon to my brothers, who ran this race with us, to join us in the onerous task of building a new Enugu State of our dream.
“In the same vein, I enjoin all our supporters to be magnanimous in victory.
“Politics is over. Governance began on 29th May, when we were inaugurated. It is time to unite”.
Mbah, who reaffirmed his resolve to deliver on his campaign promises, further described the tribunal’s decision as “an elixir to do more” and urged the people to hold him to account on the promises.
“Once more, I immensely thank the good people of Enugu State, who not only believed in us, but also vested their mandate in us.
“Above all, they have stood by us every step of the way.
“I want to assure them that I will work for them with every fibre of my being.
“I stand by every campaign promise I made as espoused in our Statement of Purpose.
“I also stand by the Citizens Charter that I executed on my first day in office.
“The Enugu people should hold me to account. I will not let them down,” Mbah further said.