In a significant ruling, the National and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has upheld the election of David Onarigu as the representative for the Udege/Loko Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly. This decision marks a victory for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and affirms the legitimacy of Onarigu’s election.
The election saw Onarigu, emerge victorious over Ahmed Tanko, the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). However, Tanko and his party contested the outcome, raising concerns about the omission of the NNPP logo and alleged non-compliance with the electoral act by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the election.
A three-member panel led by Justice Francisca Nnang carefully reviewed the petition and ultimately dismissed it, citing a lack of merit in the claims presented by the NNPP candidate. Justice Nnang, while delivering the judgment, emphasized that Tanko had failed to substantiate his case and therefore dismissed it entirely.
“The court hereby dismisses the case in its entirety,” declared Justice Nnang, bringing an end to the legal battle.
David Onarigu’s victory in the Udege/Loko Constituency has been met with widespread acclaim and excitement. As a young representative, Onarigu brings a fresh perspective and a vibrant energy to the Nasarawa State House of Assembly. His election is seen as a positive step towards youth empowerment and increased representation in the political landscape.
Onarigu’s success can be attributed to his dedication and commitment to serving his constituents. Throughout his campaign, he focused on addressing the pressing issues faced by the Udege/Loko community, such as unemployment, education, and healthcare. His promises of improved infrastructure and increased access to quality education resonated with the voters, ultimately leading to his resounding victory.
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has also expressed their satisfaction with the tribunal’s decision. They believe that justice has been served and that the will of the people has been upheld. The party has pledged their full support to Onarigu as he takes on his new responsibilities as a representative in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly.
With the tribunal’s ruling, the focus now shifts to the future. David Onarigu is determined to fulfill his campaign promises and bring about positive change in the Udege/Loko Constituency. He plans to prioritize youth empowerment, job creation, and improved access to quality healthcare and education. Onarigu aims to be a voice for the voiceless and ensure that the concerns of his constituents are heard and addressed.
As the news of David Onarigu’s victory spreads, it is expected that he will become a role model for aspiring young politicians. His success serves as an inspiration for other youth who wish to participate in the political process and make a difference in their communities.
In conclusion, the National and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal’s decision to uphold David Onarigu’s election as the representative for the Udege/Loko Constituency is a significant milestone for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and a victory for the people of Nasarawa State. Onarigu’s dedication and commitment to serving his constituents have been recognized, and his election is seen as a positive step towards increased youth representation in politics. With his fresh perspective and determination, David Onarigu is poised to bring about positive change and make a lasting impact in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly.