Al-Makura withdraws senatorial election petition
A former governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has withdrawn his case from the ongoing election petition tribunal, challenging the victory of Mohammed Onawo in the just concluded 2023 Nasarawa South senatorial election.
Al-Makura made the disclosure in a press statement issued to journalists and obtained by our correspondent in Lafia on Saturday.
The former governor said he withdrew his case challenging the election of Onawo at the election petition tribunal sitting in Lafia for the stability of Nasarawa State and Nigeria at large.
Al-Makura who is representing Nasarawa South at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, added that as a patriotic citizen, he chose to make the necessary sacrifice in order for the state and country to move forward.
According to the lawmaker, politics is not a do-or-die affair, adding that his intention was to renew the peoples hope for a better future.
“Usually, where the outcome of election has shown certain violations of the law, it is normal to seek redress in the tribunals. However, our situation today calls for a more pragmatic approach and consolidation of the stability that is gradually returning to our state,” Al-Makura stated.