Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum, Senator Kabiru Marafa, Friday described judgement of the Supreme Court on Zamfara APC candidates tussle as a sweet, bitter, but a huge victory for democracy, Zamfara State and the country as a whole.
Marafa in what he described as “interim reaction” to the Supreme Court Judgement which declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had no candidates in the 2019 general elections, noted that “no matter how long, truth will always prevail over falsehood.”
Marafa said: “Friday’s judgement is a victory for democracy, triumph of truth over falsehood and redeemer of the integrity of the judiciary.
“As we all know the APC was unable to conduct primaries in Zamfara State following (Abdulaziz) Yari’s thuggery and violent machinations. With this, lesson has been served that only strict adherence to rule of law and due process will take the country to the next level as being advocated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This Judgement has shown that the president is religiously sincere with his non-interference stance on function of other arms of government.
“He has further endeared himself to Nigerians and the world for resisting all efforts by Abdulaziz Yari to force him to interfere on the judgement.”
Marafafa urged his adversaries to take the judgement as the will of Allah and a lesson that only Allah, the Almighty, can crown a king.
Commending the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad for leading the Justices aright, he said that the judiciary remains the last hope of the common man.
“The acting CJN and the Justices that delivered the judgement have with this judgement, laid the foundation for the redemption of the battered image of the judiciary as painted by the likes of justice Bello Shinkafi.
“I will like to thank the judiciary especially the Justice Tom Yakubu team at the Appeal Court and now the Ag. CJN team in the Supreme Court, the courageous position of INEC, the unflinching support of the people of Zamfara State, my family for their wonderful support and prayers, my well-wishers and admirers in Nigeria and diaspora for their overwhelming support.
“Judiciary remains the last hope of the common man, therefore all hands must be on deck to strengthen it,” Marafa said.