… Go and work for the People Peter Obi charges Matawalle
By Myke Uzendu, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Zamfara State Governor-elect, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, all Federal and State legislators-elect, as well as people of Zamfara state describing their victory as the triumph of the will of the people over manipulative forces.
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the opposition party as winner of all the elections in Zamfara State said that the victory is a clear pointer to the fact that no matter how long manipulations and anti-democratic tendencies appear to thrive, justice and the will of the people always prevail at the end of the day.
The PDP assured the people of Zamfara state of a purposeful, people-based and result-oriented leadership that will unite and revitalize the state for the greater good, in line with the wishes and aspiration of the people.
According to PDP, Zamfara is blessed with abundant human and natural resources adding that the in-coming administration will direct all energies towards harnessing such resources for the wellbeing of all the people.
The PDP therefore urged the people of Zamfara state to resist all forces of division and unite behind their new leaders to move the state forward.
In congratulating the people of Zamfara state, the PDP expressed optimism that justice will prevail in its effort to retrieve all its stolen mandate, particularly the Presidential mandate that Nigerians freely gave to Atiku Abubakar, at the courts.
Meanwhile The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23, 2019 contentious Presidential election Mr. Peter Obi has urged the victorious gubernatorial candidate of the party in Zamfara state Alhaji Bello Mohammad Matawelle and national and state legislators from state to see their victory as a challenge to work and to uplift their state.
Obi said in a congratulatory message to the Governor elect that God must have a reason why it has to be him that should take the mandate of the people of the embattled state now.
In a statement from his media office in Abuja on Saturday, he said that the fallout from Zamfara state should teach politicians a lesson that God has the final say on who gets what position.
The former Governor of Anambra state told the victorious Zamfara state leaders that the security situation of the state at this time throws up a huge challenge to them to go and resolve.
Obi said that being a beneficiary of rule of law they should do everything while in the office to uphold the sanctity of the judiciary as critical component in a democracy.
He also has some words of commendation for the Judiciary for always being there to right the wrong of politicians which is why the system created separation of power.
Obi finally urged politicians to see the fallout from Zamfara as a reason to believe in the supremacy of God in all their political struggle for political positions