As reactions continue to trail the October 2, 2023 judgment by the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Nasarawa State, more organisations have joined forces in announcing their total rejection on judgment recently delivered by the Justice E. Ajayi-led tribunal, as they declared support for Governor Abdullahi Sule.
This time was the Nasarawa State Traders and Marketers Association, Association of Young Entrepreneurs in Nasarawa State, North Central Women for Entrepreneurial Development (Nasarawa State Chapter) and the Alliance of Business and Investment Consultants in Nigeria (Nasarawa State Wing) under the auspices of Forum of Business Administrators.
The organisations led by the President of the Nasarawa State Traders and Marketers Association, Musa Turaki-Gamji, in a statement signed by the co-leaders, Titus Musa, Muhammad Babangida, Doris Adeleye and Farida Hassan, said the Forum rejects the verdict in its entirety as it does not portray “the true reflection of the will of Nasarawa people who had significantly voted for Governor Sule in the March 18 general election”.
Turaki-Gamji said members of the union were saddened with the outcome of the tribunal and would not fold their arms to see the state in disarray.
He expressed confidence in the ability of the upper courts to give room for fairness and justice to thrive, believing that Governor Abdullahi Sule would steer the affairs of the State till 2027.
He said their intervention as an organisation was to further complement other well-meaning individuals and organizations efforts in the task of ensuring that Governor Sule succeeds in the leadership of the State to complete his massively developmental strides in infrastructure, business and investment.
Turaki-Gamji pointed out that under the Sule-led administration, the State has witnessed great boost in socio-economic investment, maintaining that the Nasarawa State Traders and Marketers Association among others have been fully impacted in changing the narrative of the State.
The statement urged the appeal court to meticulously adjudicate on the matter by giving the people of the State what they desired through the right medium.
It assured Governor Abdullahi Sule of their loyalty and cooperation to make Nasarawa State a more advanced and competitive economy through their various endeavours.
Recall that the Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal had delivered a judgment on the March 18 gubernatorial election in the state in favor of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, David Ombugadu, which was rejected by the APC, Governor Sule and others, vowing to appeal the judgment.