From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos
Plateau State APC gubernatorial candidate Nentawe Yilwatdaadmonished all his supporters to remain calm as the party will explore every legal means to retrieve their lawful mandate.
Yilwatda was speaking at the occasion of Appeal Court celebration at the State Secretariat under bridge Jos, on Monday.
Yilwatda who was represented by his Deputy campaign Director, Jibrin Bancir, recalled that “immediately the election umpire erred by announcing my opponent in the PDP as winner, I Today, I stand tall to say the outcome of these long months of legal battle from the Tribunal to the Appeal Court has vindicated my inherent belief that I, and indeed Plateau people, have been shortchanged of the opportunity to witness the implementation of our ACEES agenda, which by now, would have started yielding positive results. However, it is better late than never!
“As a principle of personal conviction, I don’t gloat in moments such as this. Instead, I wish to, in all humility, accept this victory as the will of God Almighty for Plateau State.”
“I also warmly welcome my opponent’s decision to Appeal this victory at the Supreme Court. My indefatigable legal team are more than ready to defend this emphatic victory at the apex court of the land. It is also my view that this case, which is novel according to the Appeal Court, will set a precedent and add value to our legal jurisprudence.
Expectedly, as we journey through the final leg of this legal battle, I appeal to all political actors across party lines to consider the peace of the land and behave with utmost sense of patriotism. The vitriolic attacks are unnecessary. Let us put Plateau first and stop heating the polity”
“Let me add that as we celebrate this judgement, I wish to call on all my supporters and APC members in general to be magnanimous in victory and celebrate celebrate victory with modesty and decorum and utmost respect to the sensibilities of our opponents. I admonish us all to be practitioners of the decency and decorum we are known for”
He added that “The victory is not for Nentawe, this victory is for all Plateau people and lovers of democracy and the rule of law”
Prime Time News reports reports that joint security agencies where quite handy to forestall any break down of law and order.
The celebrants were mostly party loyalist, stakeholders and youths drown from all parts of the state dancing and chanting the party slogan.