Yenagoa—Hon. Rodney Ambaiowei, the member representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency in the National Assembly has hailed the ruling of the election petition tribunal upholding his victory in the 2023 general election.
The tribunal sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, had struck out a suit filed by Hon. Preye Oseke of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging his victory as the winner of the election.
Ambaiowei, in a statement via his Media aide, Mike Makpah on Thursday described the ruling as a divine pronouncement from God and a triumph for the Constituency.
The lawmaker who further described the tribunal’s decision as God’s unfailing love over his life lauded the nation’s judiciary and thanked the three-member panel of judges for their “morality and steadfastness in standing up for what is right at all costs.”
Ambaiowei however extended an olive branch to his opponents, urging them to join him to work for the betterment of the Constituency as well as deliver the dividends of democracy to its people.
The statement partly reads, “Firstly, I want to express my gratitude to the Almighty God for His constant and unwavering love throughout my life. I thank God once more for another triumph I’ve had today.
“Permit me to take this occasion to express my gratitude to the National Election Petition Tribunal for defending the law’s integrity and incorrigibility, as well as for the judiciary’s overall resolve and toughness.
“The ruling from today confirmed that the judiciary serves as not just the last stronghold of democracy but also a foundation for the impartial implementation of the law.
“However, in the spirit of reconciliation, I call on the opposition and urge them to come and work alongside me to deliver the dividends of democracy to Southern Ijaw people.”