Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, has dedicated his victory at the Supreme Court which upheld his election to the residents of the state, saying they are the victors of the judicial challenges he endured.
Mbah made this known during a media briefing shortly after the apex court in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of Justices affirmed his victory on Friday.
The highest court dismissed an appeal that the Labour Party, LP, and its candidate, Chijioke Edeoga, filed to challenge the outcome of the governorship election held in the state on March 18.
Reacting to the ruling, the governor said, the judicial journey has been a massive investment to the people emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Mbah said, “The last of the trench of appeals against the mandate you freely gave us on March 18, 2023. We thank God that the learned justices affirmed the sacred will of the people of Enugu state. We wish to express our profound gratitude to the learned justices for affirming the wheel of justice and for also keeping that wheel of justice rolling.
“We specifically thank them for upholding your mandate. This judicial journey has been a huge emotional, physical, and spiritual investment to the people of Enugu state. First, our case was held and examined during an exhaustive process at the Enugu State Election Petition Tribunal. And in the end, your mandate was upheld.
The appellate court sitting in Lagos again upheld the earlier decision via a unanimous decision of the Appeal Court. Today, the Supreme Court has again upheld this victory for the people of Enugu State.
“Ndi Enugu, you are the victors of this judicial journey. I salute your dogged belief in us. Your unalloyed support and prayers in every attempt to subvert your mandate can never be lost on us. We do not take them for granted.”
After commending the judiciary, he also appreciated the people of Enugu for their unwavering support, and vowed to reward them by taking care of their wellbeing.
Now that these distractions are over, it is time to redouble our efforts to serve you. We will double down on our earlier resolve to serve you with every fibre of our being. The reward of your resolute support will come in our rededication to do things that have to be done for the ordinary people of Enugu State. We will give more attention to your welfare., development and good living,” Mbah added.