The governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has commended Faruku Adamu Aliyu for accepting the court judgement that confirmed Umar Namadi as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the state.
A Supreme Court sitting in Dutse had upheld the judgement given by the Court of Apeal in favour of Namadi.
According to a statement signed by the State's Commissioner for Special Duties, Auwal D. Sankara on Friday, the governor stated: "In a press briefing today, honorable Faruku Adamu who has proven to be a real democrat agrees to continue to be part of the APC and vows to support our presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and our Governorship Candidate Alhaji Umar Namadi.
"For us, as a party, we are glad that one of our own who has always been part and parcel of our struggle has despite having challenged us in court to humbly submit and accept the outcome.
"As the Regional Coordinator North of the Tinubu/Shetima campaign and the Governor of Jigawa state, I urged all party members to continue to accord respect to our Comrade and friend Faruku Adamu Aliyu."
Adamu in a press briefing today (Friday), accepted the court Judgement while urging his supporters to do the same.
He further assured that he would continue to work for the success of the party.
The full text of the press release states: "Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah Wabarkatuh,
"I wish to express my gratitude to Allah (SWT) for making it possible to see the end of this case which was started since the commencement of political activities last year.
"Having indicated my interest in contesting the position of Governorship candidate under our great party the APC, the primary election was not freely conducted as per our party constitution, INEC guidelines, electoral act 2022 and the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.
"Numerous party members, supporters and I having been dissatisfied with the outcome of the primary elections resolved to seek for redress in the court of law, which started at the Federal High Court Dutse through Court of Appeal, Kano Division and ended today at the Supreme Court where all our cases were dismissed.
"As a strong believer in democracy and rule of law, I have accepted the outcome of the judgement in good faith and urge our supporters to do the same and remain calm.
"I therefore wish to assure you as one of the founding members and a leader of APC, my supporters and I would work for the success of our Presidential Candidate Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Gubernatorial Candidate His Excellency Alh. Umar Namadi, the Deputy Governor Jigawa State, and our candidates of National and State Assemblies.
"Thank you all."
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