Nasarawa governorship tribunal: Coalition urges judges not to be distracted
Members, Nasarawa Coalition for Justice
By Linus Ogbu, Lafia
Nasarawa Coalition for Justice has called on judges presiding over Governorship election tribunal in Nasarawa State to remind focus as not to succumb to distraction and pressure being mounted by the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Mr James Alu, Chairman, Nasarawa Coalition for Justice, made the call during the end of six days prayers and fasting for Justice for PDP 2023 Governorship candidate, Dr. Emmanuel Umbugadu on Saturday in Lafia.
It will be recalled that PDP and its candidate, Dr. Umbugadu is challenging the outcome of March 18, 2023 governorship election in Nasarawa state.
According to him, the Coalition is aware of lobby and pressure that is been mounted on judges, noting that if justice is not done posterity will not forgive them.
“The panel of judges should not be distracted, this case should be looked at base on merit but not base on technicality,” he said.
Alu explained that the prayers and fasting aimed at ensuring that justice is served to reclaim the mandate given to Umbugadu of PDP in March 18 Governorship election by the people of the state.
“Today, we gather here as part of our prayers and fasting for justice that we started since Monday, we collectively agreed to come here and pray collectively for justice to be done.
“We are all aware that Dr Emmanuel Umbugadu won his election, and of course the mandate was stolen by APC, PDP has been in court, this group has been prayerfully protesting and anticipating justice is done,” he said.
“We are optimistic that the victory will be ours at the end of the day, as we patiently waiting, the whole world is waiting, everybody is waiting to know what’s going to happen in Nasarawa state.
“As peace-loving people, we will be peaceful as we continue to await for the judgement day, of course we anticipate that the outcome will be favourable,” he said.
Felicia Jacob, member of the Coalition who spoke on behalf of women called on Judges not to be swayed by body language of the ruling APC in the state but remain focus as they set to deliver judgement.