Governor Dauda Lawal has described the Appeal Court verdict nullifying his election in the March 18 Governorship poll as a temporary setback.
On Thursday, a three-judge panel declared the Zamfara State Governorship election as inconclusive and ordered a rerun in three local government areas of Maradun, Birnin-Magaji, and Bukkuyum.
In a statement by his spokesperson on Friday, Sulaiman Idris, Governor Lawal said he was elected due to dissatisfaction with the status quo in Zamfara State.
According to him, the outcome of the Governorship election on March 18 accurately represents the people’s yearning for a shift towards positive development and progress.
He however, remains optimistic that the collective decision of the people will prevail ultimately.
“We will emerge victorious. Our unwavering determination and steadfast commitment leave no room for doubt or fear.
“We faced numerous challenges on the road to victory in the last election but let me assure our people that we are fully committed to going to great lengths to retain this widely acclaimed mandate.
Governor Dauda Lawal called on the people of Zamfara to remain calm as the legal team is thoroughly reviewing the verdict.
(Editor: Anoyoyo Ogiagboviogie)