The Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Jibrin Isah Echocho, has told his rival of the Peoples Democratic Party, Victor Adoji, not to rejoice over the tribunal outcome.
He said the judgement on Tuesday ordering a rerun, means that victory has not been given to him, hence, it’s delusional for him to celebrate.
Reacting through a statement issued and made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday, the lawmaker, who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Customs, vowed to challenge the tribunal judgement that annulled a substantial part of the votes that called for rerun.
The tribunal had ordered a rerun in 94 polling units with over 59,730 votes, which the lawmaker insisted was questionable enough to be appealed against.
He said: “The judgement was hinged on the belief that the PVCs collected in the 94 polling units are 59,730, while the margin of victory is 26,922 votes.
“Does my opponent think that the actual people that will turn up will be up to his almost 27,000 votes lead?”
He faulted the outcome and argued that there was an earlier judgement that forbade the addition of polling units to the legally approved ones.
According to him, the interpretation raises question, which he would pursue to the appellate court.
He told his supporters to exercise restraint but remain resolute as they pursue the next legal option.