My dear Constituents,
My attention has been drawn to the needless jubilations and its attendant public disturbances in Ogbadibo Local Government Area by some supporters of my opponent over the 'black market' judgement secured at the Court of Appeal earlier today.
It is also very petinent to address the misinformation and misrepresentation of the decision of the Court of Appeal.
For the records, my opponent, Chris Adaba Abbah whose election was nullified by the Federal High Court, Abuja,on the premises of certificate forgery and perjury approached the court of Appeal to set aside the decision of the lower court and allow a retrial, which was resolved in his favour.
The court of Appeal couldn't have exonerated him of certificate forgery and perjury which are the neuclus of the matter. What the ruling of Appellant court has done today is to leave us with two options of either appealing against the judgement or go back to the Federal High court for a fresh trial.
I have duly consulted my team of Lawyers and in no time, we shall approach the Supreme Court and appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, which is alien to any legal authority in Nigeria and all over the world.
It is a miscarriage of justice and with God on our side, we shall triumph and remain victorious.
I therefore urge my teeming supporters and respected constituents to remain calm and law abiding. We should rather remain focused and committed to the course of justice. I am still a Member of the House of Representatives and it shall remain so by the power of God.
Thank you and remain blessed.
Rt. Hon. Hassan Anthony Saleh
Member, House of Representatives,
Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency