Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has praised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for allowing the judiciary to discharge its duties independently today, which saw him and other governors win their cases at the Supreme Court.
This is even as he said that some people who had planned to burn down some places today sheathed their swords because the rule of law prevailed.
Governor Otti, who was addressing the press after the reaffirmation of his victory by the Supreme Court on Friday, noted that some verdicts given out today would have been different if the President had decided to interfere with the Nigerian judiciary.
While dedicating his victory to God and the Abia electorate, Otti lauded the Nigerian judiciary for standing firm and not allowing desperate politicians to truncate the will of the common man.
“I want to thank His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for remaining firm in his resolve that the judiciary should be independent.
“If he had not done that, perhaps some of the judgements and verdicts that were given today would have been different.
“I want to encourage him to continue in that light. I believe that his non-intervention in the judiciary has produced positive results in the country today.
“A few places where people were getting ready to burn down places today, [they] have sheathed their swords because the rule of law prevailed,” Governor Otti noted.
He thanked all the governorship candidates, especially those that did not go to court, for being supportive as well as anointed men of God for their prayers, even as he extended the olive branch to those who took him to court, asking them to sheath their swords and supply their ideas for the positive development of Abia now that the battle is over.
“From now on, division cannot be allowed in Abia State. We are all in one boat; anybody who wants the good of our state should join us in this boat and the boat is large enough to accept and receive everyone,” he enjoined.