Group condemns Billiri attack, urge Gov Yahaya to respect ‘manifested will’ of the people
Chima Azubuike, Gombe
Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC), on Monday, said the group has observed the happenings in Billiri Local Government Area, where four (4) persons reportedly died and millions lost to violence with displeasure, adding that Governor Inuwa Yahaya should honour the choice of the Tangale people.
According to the group’s chairman Gombe State chapter, Dudu Manuga, the Government should ensure justice is done by pronouncing the candidate who polled the highest vote.
Manuga said, “The Congress and indeed all of Gombe State and beyond are aware that indeed a conclusive election by the king makers took place, during which a winner emerged by virtue of having the highest votes cast, and this has been the method the Tangale people employed from time past to decide on who will rule over them.
“We call on the Gombe State Governor to honour the manifested will of the Tangale people, not because of any primordial sentiments, but for the fact that even our electoral laws demand that a person with the highest votes should be declared winner, and that declaration is done immediately the results are obtained. We therefore appeal that the will of the people be respected.
“The Gombe State House of Assembly who we believe to be made up of men and woman who are true representatives of the people and who know what it means to be elected and declared winner immediately, to intervene so that peace will reign.”
Manuga further advised any of the contenders who may be aggrieved about the election process to approach the court to get redress.
“If there is any aggrieved person among the contenders, we call on such a person to seek legal redress in a competent court of law.
“All sons and daughters of Gombe South in positions of authority in both private and public sectors at State, National and International levels not to fold their hands while the land burns, but to make all efforts and ensure that peace reigns while the right processes are adhered to,” she added.