The Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has thanked President Bola Tinubu for allowing the judiciary to discharge its duties independently which saw him and other governors win their cases at the Supreme Court.
Otti noted that Tinubu’s non-interference in the judiciary has brought about positive results in the country.
The governor spoke to journalists in Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area, on Friday, shortly after the reaffirmation of his victory by the Supreme Court.
He said, “I want to thank His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for remaining firm to the resolve that the judiciary should be independent.
“If he did not do that, perhaps, some of the judgments and verdicts that were given today may have been different.
“I want to encourage him to continue in that light. I believe that his non-interference in the judiciary has produced positive results in the country today.
“A few places where people were getting ready to burn down places today , people have sheathed their swords because the rule of law prevailed.”
He also said that he will continue to develop all parts of the state in line with the new Abia mantra.
The governor also applauded the judiciary for remaining firm by not allowing the people’s will to be truncated by desperate politicians, maintaining that by so doing, it has proved that it is indeed the last hope of the common man.
He thanked all the governorship candidates, especially those who did not go to court for being supportive.
The Supreme Court had earlier on Friday upheld Otti’s election as the governor of the state and dismissed the appeals by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Okey Ahiwe, and Ikechi Emenike of the All Progressives Congress.