Governor Dauda Lawal has reaffirmed that he was not afraid of a rerun election, as directed by the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, because the people of Zamfara State had put their trust in his administration.
Following his official trip abroad, the governor arrived back in Gusau, the state capital, on Monday to an enthusiastic reception from a large crowd of supporters.
Recall that Last week, the appellate court declared that Governor Lawal of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was not legitimately elected, and it ordered INEC to conduct new elections in three of the state's local government areas.
The large crowd that greeted the governor upon his arrival in the state, however, was a testament to the high level of confidence in his administration, according to a statement released by the governor's spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, on Tuesday.
As far as he is concerned, the people of Zamfara are very supportive of Governor Lawal's administration; they show unity and affection toward him.
He said: “Yesterday, while returning to Zamfara from an official trip in Abidjan, Governor Dauda Lawal was received by an unprecedented crowd of people.
“Governor Lawal’s convoy was welcomed by a massive crowd from the Tsafe local government area to Gusau, the state capital.
“In his remark at the State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Lawal reiterated that the people of Zamfara have placed their trust in his leadership. He vowed to work tirelessly to honour that confidence.“We are not afraid of a re-run. The people of Zamfara have entrusted us with their votes. We are prepared and optimistic; even if the election occurs tomorrow, we are ready to go to Maradun local government.
“We are fully committed to our rescue mission, and no obstacle can impede our determination and focus.”