Rev. Amos Yohanna of the People’s Democratic Party has been recognised by the Court of Appeal as the duly elected Senator for Adamawa North Senatorial District, and the Governor of Adamawa State, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has expressed his approval of this decision.
After Senator Ishaku Abbo won in court, Rev. Yohanna took his case to the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
As reported by his chief press secretary Humwashi Wonosoiku on Monday, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri responded to the Court’s judgement by declaring that the verdict was the ultimate triumph of the will of the people of Adamawa North as expressed at voting units.
Governor Fintiri, in congratulating Amos Yohanna on his success in the Court of Appeal that led to Senator Ishaku Abbo’s dismissal, said the following:
People in Nigeria now have hope for the future of democracy in their country thanks to the Court’s judgement.
The old saying that the “Judiciary is the ordinary man’s final chance” was reaffirmed, and he lauded the Court for its bravery in safeguarding justice. To paraphrase Governor Fintiri:
“The Court is still the ultimate arbiter that gives authority back to the people.” He argued that politicians should pursue power through constitutional means rather than by undermining democracy itself.