The Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, while savoring his legal victory at the Supreme Court, as an “affirmation of the sacred will of the people of Enugu,” hinted that he was set to overhaul the infrastructure in the state.
On Friday, he told celebrating supporters at the Government House that “the judicial affirmation is a nudge to continue to provide water in a every nook and cranny of Enugu; build smart schools in all the wards; sustain the provision of security; provide massive infrastructure and roads.”
The governor acknowledged the toll the legal processes had taken on the state, and said that the people were the true winners of the judicial journey.
While he assured them that their sacrifices won’t be in vain, he noted that, the “distractions are over. It is time to redouble our effort to serve you.
“The reward of your resolute support will come in our rededication to do things that have to do with ordinary people of Enugu.”
He promised to fulfill his campaign promises and appealed for more prayers, as he admitted that “with your prayers and support, we will get to the Enugu of our dream.”
Supreme Court Ruling
After losing at the election petition tribunal in Enugu, and at the Court of Appeal in Lagos, Edeoga, had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Mbah to the Supreme Court.
In affirming the electoral victory of Mbah on Friday, the Supreme Court resolved in his favour the three issues raised by the petitioner, Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party.
The Court dismissed Edeoga’s appeal and upheld the rulings of the Tribunal and the Appeal court in favour of Mbah.
The apex court averred that it has no reason to set aside the ruling of the Appeal Court.