Outgoing governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State and senator-elect for Nasarawa South Senatorial District has declared that the incumbent Senator Suleiman Adokwe has no case to fight at the election tribunal for losing the February 23 polls.
Al-Makura, who reacted to the news that Adokwe, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate had dragged him to the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, said that the lawmaker was wasting his time and resources.
Mr. Israel Usman, counsel to Adokwe told newsmen immediately after filing the petition on behalf of his client last Sunday in Lafia that they were challenging the purported victory of Al-Makura because of the irregularities that characterised the election.
He said: “The votes of our client in Lafia, Keana, Obi, and Doma were illegally cancelled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that Al-Makura wins.”
Reacting on-behalf his principal, the director-general of Al-Makura Senatorial Campaign Organisation, Hon. David Ayewa, said that Adokwe has no case to prove at the tribunal.
Ayewa, who served as DG Adokwe Senatorial Campaign in 2007 and 2011, said the senator has nothing to show, having spent 12 years in the Senate hence his resolve to work for Al-Makura.
Ayewa, who said that Al-Makura was not jittery over the case at the tribunal, said the governor was ready for Adokwe because he has evidence of winning the poll.
He said: “Politics is not religion, so there is no need to stick to Adokwe in all our lives; we must move on for the sake of our people and to me, we have done nothing wrong.
“If Adokwe decided to go to the tribunal there is no problem and we are not afraid, but I want to assure you that he has no case. There were cases of over voting, that’s why some votes were cancelled and we have all the evidence,” he said.