I’ll retrieve my ‘stolen’ mandate - Ex council boss
The immediate past chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin Giri, has said that he will retrieve his ‘stolen’ mandate at the election petition tribunal.
Giri, a former chairman of Gwagwalada was defeated in the last area councils’ election when he sought for a second term under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He has filed a petition before the Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the declaration of the incumbent chairman of the council, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, of APGA, in the re-run April 9 polls in the area.
Addressing some APC executives and other pary members who paid him Sallah homage at his Giri residence yesterday, he urged them not to relent in their prayers so that they emerged victorious at the tribunal.
“It is very clear that there were election malpractices in some polling units during the last council election, which I am urging all of us to continue to pray so that our ‘stolen’ mandate is retrieved at the election petition tribunal,” he said.
He, however, urged his supporters and members of the party across the 10 wards of the council to be calm and to continue to be law abiding to constituted authorities in the area.
He congratulated Muslim residents of the council on the Eid-el-Fitr, and called on them to live in peace with others.