Senator representing Nasarawa south senatorial district of Nasarawa state, Umaru Almakura, Sunday said the judgement delivered in his favour did not come to him as a surprise because he won his election in a free and fair contest.
He made the disclosure in Lafia, while reacting to the judgement of the National Assembly Election Tribunal that upheld his election as the duly elected senator representing Nasarawa south senatorial district.
Almakura said that his election represents the will of the people of Nasarawa south.
He expressed gratitude to God for the verdict also said it has proved that the people of Nasarawa south voted for him massively in March, general elections.
“This judgement which i considered a landmark is also a judgment that indicated a free and fairness of my election as the duly elected senator of Nasarawa south senatorial district.
” I feel delighted, i feel happy, i appreciates the efforts of my constituents that democracy and the rule of law has come to stay,i will be an open senator who can listen to the complains and yearning of his people. I will try my best to ensure that my constituency have the greatest benefit.”
” I believed this judgement will give me the impetus to continue to do those things that i have been doing. I have a lot of opportunity to do much more better now that the constituencies have been reduced to one third of the state.”
Almakura however, promised to bring to bear his contributions and wealth of experience to other zones by supporting closely the efforts of governor Abdullahi Sule to succeed.