The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jigawa State is inactive as no candidate filed petition against any of the winners of the 2019 general elections in the state.
This is the first time an election petition in the state will have no petition to attend to. Our correspondent reports that no candidate approached the 3-man tribunal as at the close of work on the date fxed as the deadline for aggrieved candidates to file petition.
In his reaction to the development, the state governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar described it as a clear testimony that all those who emerged winners won the election fair and square.
The governor noted that the 2019 general elections in which his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) cleared all the seats contested in the state was conducted peaceful, free and fair, which give no cause to complain by opposition parties.
Governor Badaru made the remarks during a meeting with party leaders and other stakeholders held at Manpower Development Centre Dutse.
He said that Jigawa people had spoken and decided who they want to represent them or handle their affairs in the next four years, and everybody agreed that, the process was very transparent.
“We thank Jigawa people for their wise decision. They overwhelmingly voted for APC candidates at all levels and a testimony of their confidence in Buhari’s administration and APC government in the state,” he added.
The governor also expressed gratitude to all his party members and entire people of the state who worked hard for the victory of his second term bid, promising to justify the confidence reposed in him.
“The victory of our party in an unprecedented free and fair election conducted in the state with unprecedented votes margin shows the satisfaction of Jigawa people with our government’s policies,” he said.
The governor promised to execute more projects and programmes that will improve the life of the people and move the state forward.
He also received a comprehensive report on promises he made during the campaign and also a report on how the election was conducted in all the 27 local government areas of the state from two committees assigned the responsibilities.