Supreme Court Judgment: No Victor, No Vanquish, Says Rep Onuigbo
The Sam Onuigbo, the incumbent member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency of Abia State, says his Supreme Court victory, as well as the preceding battle were a proof that Nigerians could, despite all abnormalities, have a tinge of believe in the system.
This is even as the Supreme Court has today, declared Onuigbo the authentic candidate for Abia Central Senatorial District in the forthcoming general election, slated for February 25, 2022.
Speaking in his appreciation message, the APC’s Abia Central Senatorial candidate stated that the reaffirmation of his victory at the Supreme Court had showcased democracy devoid of impediment remained the best form of government.
Onuigbo insisted that the initial prolonged battle which surrounded the procurement of the ticket produced neither a victor nor a vanquish, but rather an indication that Nigeria was headed for greatness, as he pledged to facilitate same, in his quest to engender notable growth and development.
The appreciation message read in thus:
“The Supreme Court judgment today, re-affirming me as the validly elected and legitimate candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Abia Central Senatorial District is a complete confirmation that democracy, when not impeded, remains the best form of government.
“As legislators, we worked so hard to get the Electoral Act 2022, passed. Yet, fears remained about Judicial interpretation of this critical piece of legislation which I was privileged to work hard with some legislators to bring on board. Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that legislators can work in tandem with them for the betterment of Nigeria, and I am relieved.
“This victory was not about me. I did not also fight so hard to get it because of myself. Infact there is victor no vanquished. This victory and this fight were just to let everyone know that they can believe in our systems. I hope it motivates many young people out there.
“President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, has repeatedly said he intends to leave the legacy of a free and fair election. He showed his hand by signing the 2022 Electoral Act into law. A few days ago, he reaffirmed it during an interview. The truth is, for once, we are finally experiencing an electoral system which focuses on the people. I have become a beneficiary of this system and Nigeria must become a beneficiary of it, God willing and all of you working to make it make happen.
“This prolonged battle covering seven courts in eight months, for the ticket of Abia Central Senatorial District did not produce any individual victor or vanquished. It simply concretized our growth as a country. Nigeria is headed somewhere great and whatever I can do to advance this movement, I will always do.
“Abia Central needs a visionary. I believe I am a visionary. I hope you give me the chance to work calmly and steadily for our growth. Nothing else is my drive and focus in life.
Continuing, Odozi-Obodo Gburugguru said:
“My sincerest appreciation to His Excellencies President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Supreme Court Justices; All Progressives Congress (APC) generally; my legal team; my family; my supporters all over Abia; and most especially, the Almighty God. I must also thank my parents for showing me the value in being honest and selfless. Honesty does pay.
“May God bless us all.