Thursday, 5 September 2019

Rose Oko celebrates tribunal victory says 'no victor no vanquish'


I received today's verdict by the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, which upheld my victory in the February 23 National Assembly elections with gratitude first and foremost to Almighty God. 

My gratitude also goes to the great people of Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State for their continual and unwavering support as well as believe in my electoral victory. 

My campaign organization and I express our appreciation to the Cross River State Governor,  His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade, the leadership and members of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for providing the platform for good governance. This victory is a victory for the state government and the party. 

Today's Tribunal ruling, is an attestation and indeed a reenactment of our victory at the poll. It's a victory for our teeming supporters, including leaders, stakeholders, men, women and our dear youths, whose mandate has been authenticated by the Elections Petition Tribunal judges. 

The verdict of the tribunal, is once again dedicates to God almighty, the great people of Northern Cross River, comprising of Bekwara, Obanliku, Obudu, Ogoja and Yala and our great party. 

My verdict at the tribunal is a 'no victor no vanquish' victory. It will  further strengthen my determination to continue to push for good governance, as I assure that I will do all within my constitutional rights as Senator of the Federal Republic if Nigeria to work with others and bring all the democratic dividends meant for our senatorial district and indeed our state.

I use this medium to call in my opponent in the opposition political party to join me work for the good of the senatorial district, as I assure you all that my second term in the Senate will be for the empowerment of our people, development and growth of our senatorial district.