The Action Peoples Party (APP) has withdrawn the petition it filed against the declaration of Bello Mohammed Mattawale as the Governor of Zamfara at the State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.
The National Executive Committee of the party said it resolved to accept in good faith the verdict of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which declared Mattawale winner, following Supreme Court decision on the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries and the governorship election.
Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, APP National Chairman, described the emergence of Governor Mattawale as divine and urged the people of Zamfara to support him to deliver the dividends of democracy.
He said: “The Party also urges the APC to quit all their distractive antics against the Governor and support him to rebuild the state which their party brought down to its knees and bequeathed with rivers of blood and under development.
“The APC should not continue in their ill-advised shenanigans of applying to the Supreme Court to review the judgment sacking the APC from office.
“No party should stand in the way of what God wants to do in Zamfara and the APC will have all its fingers burnt if it continues along this path.
“The Governor has shown capacity to rebuild the state and secure the lives and properties of people of Zamfara and needs our support to succeed for the good of all.”
Author: Wale Odunsi