A file photograph of APC governorship candidate in Benue State, Mr Emmanuel Jime.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Mr Emmanuel Jime, has known as for calm following the judgement of the Supreme Court.
He made the decision on Tuesday after the apex courtroom affirmed the re-election of Governor Samuel Ortom within the March 9 ballot.
In an announcement personally signed by him, he thanked the members of his occasion and his supporters for standing by him all through the courtroom processes.
“Do not despair over news of today’s verdict. Taunts, jeers and intimidation will come, but let’s not buckle under them and see those as part of the sacrifice we need to make for a better tomorrow,” the APC candidate stated.
He added, “The verdict announced by the Supreme Court today signals an end to our inquest on the 2019 governorship elections in Benue.
“It does not mean we will take our eyes off governance issues as they affect people of Benue.”
Jime famous that unhappy because the judgment was to him, he and his supporters have accepted the decision in good religion.
He, nonetheless, careworn that it was not out of a have to pursue energy or reap the benefits of the judicial course of once they filed a petition on the Election Petitions Tribunal in 2019.
The APC candidate defined that they took the route all the best way to the Supreme Court as a part of their dedication in the direction of strengthening the integrity of the nation’s electoral course of.
“It was and remains our firm belief that unless the sanctity of the ballot is guaranteed, self-serving politicians will continue to game the system to retain their clutch on power.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank our legal team. They put up a dogged fight and presented a good case with solid evidence,” he stated.
Jime added, “The outcome might not have gone our way, but it shows we will never look the other way where we see cases of electoral malpractice. I remain eternally grateful for the efforts of our lawyers and witnesses.
“I also extend my appreciation to the Justices of the Supreme Court, who in spite of a back-breaking workload, gave our petition the thorough attention it deserved. The outcome notwithstanding, we remain highly respectful of their verdict.”