The Kaduna State Governorship/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Kaduna, on Friday, nullified the electoral victory of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Dahiru Liman.
Recall that the Speaker was elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Makera constituency in the State House of Assembly but his major challenger during the election, Honourable Solomon Katuka of the the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenged his victory at the Tribunal.
The Speaker advised his supporters to remain calm as this is the process of democracy. Read the Speaker’s full statement below:
Date: September 30, 2023
Let’s Remain Calm and Steadfast:
I would like to provide an important update to our esteemed supporters regarding the recent verdict by the election petition tribunal. The tribunal has ruled that there should be a supplementary election in certain polling units of the Makera Constituency.
We understand that this news may bring a mix of emotions and uncertainties. However, we urge all our supporters to remain calm, steadfast, and confident in the strength of our cause. This is merely a part of the democratic process, and we are committed to upholding the integrity and fairness of the electoral system.
We want to assure you that our team of lawyers are already working diligently to prepare for the appeal process of the verdict. We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that our supporters’ voices are heard and that the democratic will of the people prevails.
In this crucial time, we ask for your continued support, trust, and belief in our mission. Your unwavering commitment has been the driving force behind our success, and it is now more important than ever. Together, we will navigate through this challenges and emerge stronger.
We would like to express our gratitude for your unwavering support thus far. Your dedication and enthusiasm have been truly inspiring, and we are honored to have you by our side. Let us remain united, focused, and determined as we march forward towards a brighter future.
I also want to use this medium to thank His Excellency, Mal. Uba Sani, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, the entire leadership of our dear Party, the APC, Stakeholders and my colleagues for their continued support and commitment.
We will keep you updated on the progress and developments regarding the appeal process.
Together; for a better Makera Constituency.
Rt Hon Yusuf Dahiru Liman
Kaduna State House of Assembly