Tribunal judgment, triumph of truth over falsehood: Kwara Governor

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin


The Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Friday said tribunal judgment upholding his election was a triumph of truth over falsehood and a sweet victory for the people of Kwara state.

The tribunal judgment dismissed the PDP’s certificate forgery allegations against  Governor Abdulrahman on Friday.

“This judgment affirms the truism that never will falsehood triumph over truth nor evil over good till the end of time — no matter the efforts or public grandstanding of the purveyors of such falsehood,” according to a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye.

The statement said the judgment confirmed the party’s long-held position that the entire allegation was malicious and a tale by moonlight.

“For us, the judgment serves as a tonic to go the extra mile to build a polity where players will be motivated only by truth and the dream of serving our people and not by unbridled ambitions,” the statement read.

“We thank their Lordships for their erudition and well-considered judgment. We express our profound respect and gratitude to our legal team who meticulously and professionally handled the provocative issue with admirable comportment and superior knowledge of the law.

“While we were always confident of victory since we had nothing to hide, there were some Kwarans who felt concerned that some persons were bent on either causing confusion or going through the backdoor to get whatever Kwarans did not give them at the poll. It is to this end that we most sincerely thank Kwarans for their support and prayers while the case lasted. We also assure them that we will follow through on the steps being taken to build a Kwara that is prosperous and is the pride of all.”