Lawan Congratulates Uzodinma, Hails Judiciary

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma on his emergence as the Governor of Imo State as declared by the Supreme Court.

The court had on Tuesday declared Uzodinma the winner of the March 19, 2019, Imo gubernatorial election.

The Senate President in a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser (Media) Mr. Ola Awoniyi also congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for peacefully retrieving its mandate through the constitutionally stipulated judicial process.

He added that the unanimous decision of the seven-member panel of supreme court had cleared any doubt on the victory of the APC in the election.

“This is a victory for democracy, the rule of law, the All Progressives Congress and the good people of Imo.

“The new governor-elect should be magnanimous in victory and see his mandate as a call to serve his people conscientiously and to the best of his ability,” lawan said.

He also praised the Nigerian judiciary for reasserting itself as a sacred chapel for judicious resolution of disputes.