By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the Benue state Governor Samuel Otorm and his Bauchi State counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed, on their victory at the governorship election petitions tribunal in the respective states.
The party described the verdict of the tribunal as a “clear consolidation of the triumph of the will of the people of the two states as expressly delivered through massive voting” for the governors in the March 9 governorship elections.
The leading opposition party said this in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja.
The PDP noted that the spontenous jubilation that greeted the verdict across the two states affirmed the fact that justice was delievered in the matters in line with the will and aspirations of the people.
According to statement, “Indeed, Governor Ortom’s resounding victory at the election underlines the overwhelming acceptance of his leadership style as demonstrated in his unprecedented commitment to the welfare and development of his state despite daunting security and economic challenges.
“His reelection marks the consolidation of good governance and contribution towards the uplifting of the living standard of the people in all sectors of life.
“In the same vein, the PDP notes the excitement of the people of Bauchi state on the affirmation of the election of Governor Bala Mohammed whose administration marks the repositioning of the state toward greater productivity in all critical sectors.
“The party observes Senator Bala’s commitment to massive infrastructural development across the state as well as economic development of the people directly reflect the desires and aspirations of the people of Bauchi state”, it said.