I, on behalf of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, wish to extend our heartiest congratulations to Governor Alex Otti of Abia State on the recent landmark Supreme Court ruling upholding his election victory in Abia State.
The resilience and unwavering commitment demonstrated by Governor Otti throughout the legal challenges at the Election Petition Tribunal, the Court of Appeal, and finally at the Supreme Court are not only commendable but also reflective of his dedication to the principles of democracy.
This victory is not merely a personal triumph but a testament to the trust and confidence that the people of Abia State have placed in Governor Alex Otti’s leadership. The democratic process has been thoroughly tested, and the highest court in the land has affirmed the mandate bestowed upon him by the electorate.
As the National President of NUJ and a fellow Abian, I take pride in witnessing one of our own excel on the political stage. Governor Alex Otti’s victory is a source of inspiration not only for Abians but for the entire nation.
We believe that this judicial affirmation will serve as a catalyst for Governor Otti to redouble his efforts in delivering good governance and sustainable development to the people of Abia State. The Nigeria Union of Journalists congratulates Governor Alex Otti and wishes him a successful and impactful tenure.
We remain committed to upholding the principles of democracy and supporting the endeavors of leaders who prioritize the welfare of their constituents.
Dr Chris Isiguzo MFR
National President Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)
January 13, 2024