Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has attributed his victory at the governorship election tribunal to the people of the state. He assured them that this triumph would inspire him to serve with even greater dedication and passion as a gesture of gratitude.
In his statement issued after the Umuahia election petition tribunal dismissed the petitions filed against him by PDP and APC candidates, Okey Ahaiwe and Ikechi Emenike, Otti expressed his unwavering confidence in the face of legal challenges. He credited this confidence to the overwhelming support he received from the people during the polls and the compelling arguments presented by his team of accomplished lawyers to defend his electoral win.
The statement, signed by Mr. Ferdinand Ekeoma, Otti’s Special Adviser on media and publicity, read, “Even though we never harbored any trace of doubt due to the resounding victory we achieved at the polls, coupled with the strong legal case presented by our team of distinguished lawyers, I was deeply moved by the unprecedented outpouring of love, support, and solidarity from our people. This clearly reflects their appreciation of our modest accomplishments thus far, motivating me to serve them with enhanced determination and fervor.”
Otti extended his gratitude to the judges for their sound judgment, which, in his view, accurately mirrored the electoral outcome and the genuine expectations of the majority. He emphasized that dispensing justice to those deserving of it enriches legal jurisprudence and fortifies democracy.
Furthermore, Governor Otti urged his opponents to accept the tribunal’s decision with grace and composure, inviting them to collaborate in the development of the state. He reiterated his commitment to work for the well-being of all Abia citizens, regardless of their political affiliations.