Senator Ogembe Hails Appeal Court’s Judgment On Ohiare’s Appeal
The senator representing Kogi Central Senatoral district, Senator Ahmed Ogembe has hailed the judgment of the appellate court seating in Abuja for throwing out Mohammed Ohiare’s appeal challenging his victory at the election petition tribunal.
The senator made the statement through his media aide on Saturday in Abuja, describing the ruling as a victory for democracy and his people.
“It is a great day and I am extremely elated. I want to appreciate the wisdom, courage and doggedness of the appellate court Judges in standing by the truth.
“Today, the mandate of our people has been validated and we give glory to God. it is a victory for democracy and for the people of Kogi central senatoral district,” Ogembe said.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja had earlier affirmed the victory of Senator Ogembe at the tribunal which upheld his election.
In a unanimous decision on Saturday, the three-man panel that sat over the appeal brought before it by Senator Mohammed Ohiare, held that the petitioner was not validly nominated by his party and as such could not claim to have been wrongfully excluded in the said fresh election as argued by his counsel.
The court, therefore, dismissed the appeal for lack of merit and upheld the lower court ruling in favour of the respondent.
Ogembe, however, reassured his people of his commitment and sincere determination to give them quality representation that they deserve, urging them to continue to stand by him.
“We will continue to do our best to ensure that the quality representation that our people deserve do not elude them.
“Am appealing to senator ohiare to take the court judgement in good faith, because he’s our brother.
“I am also appealing to our people to continually stand by us as they have always been while the tussle lasted”. the senator said.
He also thanked his associates and his party leaders for been supportive all through the trying time, promising never to let them down.