A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence in the victory of the party’s governorship candidate in the last Taraba State gubernatorial election, Senator Aisha Alhasan, at the Supreme Court.
Senator Salisu Musa Matori, who spoke to Leadership newspaper, saying Alhassan “deserves the mandate that she was given by people of the state.”
He said the governorship aspirant, who is currently the Minister of Women Affairs, is not only loved by Taraba people, “she contested against a candidate that was not validly nominated by any political party.
Matori stated that Alhassan’s victory at the Supreme Court will revive the faith of the masses in the judiciary.
He added: “It will also be a victory for not just the women folk, but the North and the entire country. It will further strengthen democracy and encourage women participation in politics. It will show that Nigeria’s democracy has come of age.
“We are praying that the judges will be fair in their ruling as the judiciary still remains the last hope of the common man. The common man has nowhere to go apart from the judiciary, so it is imperative for the judges to show that they are there for the people and that justice will always be served.”
He described the Alhassan as a courageous woman who has achieved a lot through hardwork, and applauded her for standing her ground and following the right channel to reclaim her mandate.
The governorship election petition tribunal had sacked Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and returned Senator Aisha Alhassan, as governor of the state. But the Appeal court nullified the ruling.
The Minister therefore headed to the Supreme Court to appeal the verdict.