Garba Muhammad Datti, Vice-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North West, has said former Zamfara Governor and current State Minister for Defence, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, will soon reclaim his mandate.
Datti said Friday’s appeal court judgment, which ousted People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governor Dauda Lawal, gives confidence and fosters hope for a favourable outcome at the Apex Court.
Newsdirect recalls that the Court of Appeal on Friday nullified the victory of Governor Lawal in the March election and called for a rerun in three local government areas.
Malam Musa Mailafiya Mada, APC Zonal Publicity Secretary (North West), in a statement said the National Vice Chairman North West, Garba Muhammad Datti, also praised Matawalle over his resounding victory, describing it as a crucial step toward reclaiming his mandate.
The victory, according to him, vindicates the ruling party’s challenge to PDP’s triumph at the tribunal.
He explained that the appeal court’s position that the tribunal failed to properly evaluate the evidence and that the appellants presented credible evidence speaks volumes to their conviction that the court is the last hope of the common man.