Taraba state capital and other major towns in the state Thursday were agog as news broke that the senator representing Southern Taraba at the National Assembly, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha won his case at the Court of Appeal in Yola.
The jubilation which started from Donga, Wakari, Ibi, Takum, Lau, Karim Lamido, Gassol, Zing, Ardo Kola, Ussa and Baissa to Jalingo had university students, politicians and market women shouting “we need a new Taraba, Bwacha is the answer”.
Some political analysts who spoke in Jalingo expressed happiness that Bwacha’s victory at the appeal court showed that the court is meant for the common people.
An APC stalwart in Taraba state, Engr Benze Arti said Bwacha has done excellently well right from 2009 that he been at the Senate.
The Court of Appeal on Thursday November 24, 2022 l sitting in Yola unanimously declared Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the authentic and lawfully nominated gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Taraba state for the 2023 general elections.
The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state, Mr. Aaron Atimas while briefing journalists, said the judgment was historic.
“The Appeal Court ruled that the institutions authorised by law to monitor and authenticate the conduct of primaries were the Independent Electoral Commission, (INEC) and the security agencies and the respective organisations have presented reports to the effect that the primaries had been successfully conducted,” he said.
According to him, the court held that the lower court merely engaged itself in academic exercise by exploring into irrelevant issues.
He maintained that the judgement was not only a vindication of the faith in the Nigeria’s judiciary but also a divine answer to the prayers of millions of Tarabans whose faith in God’s intervention was not diminished.
He added that the gubernatorial candidate, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, congratulated the entire people of Taraba state for this landmark victory.
He said the court victory was a special gift from God to the long suffering people of Taraba and appealed to them to brace up for the real struggle ahead.
He hinted that the APC candidate promised to take his campaign to all the nocks and crannies of the state in order to directly engage with the people and to acquaint himself with their problems.