Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The Chairman of Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Kabiru, Garba Marafa (APC, Zamfara), has asked the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept the Appeal Court judgement as the will of Allah.
He also appealed to his teeming supporters to accept the ruling.
The Senator representing Zamfara Central senatorial district, in a swift reaction to the decision which favours Governor Abdullaziz Yari’s camp said: “This is what Allah has decided and destined; we have accepted it.
“We tried our best but Allah knows the wisdom behind this. I have said it, that whatever comes out from the court, we will open our hands and accept it as Allah’s will. What are fighting is injustice and nothing personal.”
Marafa urged his supporters to remain law abiding, and come out en masse to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.
“I’m appealing to my teeming supporters to be law abiding and shun anything that would cause confusion and breach of public peace.
“Please come out massively to vote for President Buhari. And for other elections, vote for the candidates that will protect you and your properties in senatorial and House of Representatives elections. Vote according to your conscience,” he said.
Marafa, while thanking his supporters for their support said: “We have already filed an appeal at the Sokoto division of the Appeal Court. It will come up soon. We will pursue it to its logical conclusion.”
“I sincerely thank all the good people within and outside the state that supported us in standing up to the tyrannical tendencies of Gov Yari and his backers.”