By Stanley Onyekwere
The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has reiterated commitment to initiating and completing sustainable people-oriented policies and projects, so as to enssure the delivery of dividends of democracy to people in the council.
He noted following the gradual easing of the COVID-19 restrictions, contractors had resumed work on various infrastructural sites, adding that the council would ensure speedy completion of the projects, in order for residents to enjoy their desired objectives.
Candido, who made this assertion, during an interview with newsmen, in the aftermath of the affirmation of his electioneering triumph, by the Court of Appeal Tribunal, also expressed appreciation to residents of the council for their support.
Recall that the Court of Appeal Tribunal, recently upheld the victory of Candido, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the 2019 general elections.
The court also dismissed an appeal by Candido’s closest rival, Vivian Anazodo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in which Candido was returned to office for a second term of three years tenure.
However, the AMAC Chairman, also appreciated the judiciary, and called on the opposition to work with his administration to move the council forward.
“We want to appreciate the residents and people of this area council for standing with us all these years, and we will ensure that we deliver the dividends of democracy to them,”he said.
“And you will recall that the 2019 elections came and ended peacefully, but there were some litigations right from the lower tribunal until we got to the court of appeal tribunal.
“The court of appeal met last Thursday and decided on a case filed by the candidate of the PDP challenging our victory, first at the election tribunal which started from June to November 2019.
“And between December last year till last Thursday, she was also at the court of appeal tribunal, where we won,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, giving update on the Covid-19 status of the council’s secretary, Candido disclosed that the secretary, having tested negative after several rounds of test, had been discharged from the isolation center.
He therefore reiterated that the council would continue to ensure that the prevailing established COVID-19 safety protocols are observed at all times.