By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The Chairman, United Progressive Political Parties (UPPP), Mallam Bala Abdulgafar Dirisu, has congratulated the member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency, Hon. Sulaiman Danladi Aguye, on the Election Tribunal judgement, validating his electoral victory.
The UPPP Chairman, who described the victory as well-deserved, urged him to deliver on his electoral promises and learn from what lead to his victory and the fall of his opponent.
He called on politicians to always accept defeat where necessary, in the interest of democracy, adding that election is like a game of football, one team will always win while the other will lose.
Dirisu said; “The judiciary has done nothing but justice and I hail the judgement as it validated the wish of the people who voted for Aguye.
“To me, politics should not always be about party and individual’s interests, it should be about service to the people.
“Most importantly, we don’t all have to go to court after an election. But if we have gone to court, we should also be fair enough to accept the out outcome. More so that there is still an opportunity to go the appeal Court.
“Therefore, on behalf of myself and UPPP members, I congratulate him and urgent him to remain faithful to his promises to his Constituency.”