Election Tribunal Ruling: Bayelsa APC ex-lawmaker, Sunny-Goli accepts defeat, congratulates opponent

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A erstwhile subordinate of the House of Representatives, Hon. Israel Sunny-Goli has accepted the ruling of the Election Petition Tribunal which upheld the February 25, 2023, predetermination of Hon. Marie Ebikake, arsenic the subordinate representing Brass/Nembe Federal Constituency of the State.

Sunny-Goli besides congratulated the PDP candidate, Ebikake, and declined the unit to entreaty the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal.

Sunny-Goli, successful a connection issued connected Thursday successful Yenagoa, said helium would not proceed further.

“After assessing the caller judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal, delivered connected Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, which upheld the triumph of my hostile successful the February 25, 2023, House of Representatives election, for the Brass/Nembe Federal Constituency, Hon. Marie Ebikake, and the impediment a prolonged ineligible tussle poses to the improvement of our constituency, I person arrived astatine the decision that it is champion to judge the determination of the Tribunal and not spell connected to entreaty its decision.

“My determination is predicated connected my idiosyncratic acquisition aft the 2019 election, wherein, I was dragged earlier the Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal respectively by my opponent, who happens to beryllium the aforesaid Hon. Ebikake.

“Without mincing words, I indispensable admit that the ineligible tussle was unsettling and distractive, and I sincerely bash not privation to beryllium a clog successful the instrumentality of advancement for the precise radical I question to serve, by stretching this ineligible tussle beyond the Election Petition Tribunal.

“It is connected this enactment that I congratulate Hon. Marie Ebikake connected her triumph successful the February 2023 House of Representatives election, arsenic good arsenic the favourable judgement she got against maine from the Election Petition Tribunal.

“I look guardant to seeing her bring the dividends of ideology to our radical arsenic she settles down to the concern of representing them successful the National Assembly.

“Let maine besides usage this mean to promote my supporters and followers alike. This is by nary means an extremity to our governmental aspirations, arsenic the aboriginal holds for us, prospects brighter than immoderate we whitethorn person achieved successful the people of our governmental journey.

“I implore you to stay calm and hopeful, arsenic this is lone a impermanent setback successful our governmental voyage and we shall bounce backmost from it bigger, stronger and better. A caller section with greater imaginable awaits us, and soon, we shall person a crushed to beryllium thankful for the benevolence of God towards us.” (NAN)

Election Tribunal Ruling: Bayelsa APC ex-lawmaker, Sunny-Goli accepts defeat, congratulates opponent

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