The Benue state gubernatorial candidate for the All Nigerians Peoples
Party (ANPP) in the April 2011 general elections, Sen. (Prof.) Daniel
Saror has said that the decision to fold up and abandon his petition
as taken by the Benue state Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal
led by Justice Halima Mohammed has inadvertently marked the beginning
of the battle to reclaim the stolen mandate of the good people of
Benue state Gabriel Suswam is currently mischievously holding.
This is even as he declared that there is nothing to stop him to go
all the way with the case assuring that this is one battle God Himself
is involve and his divine authority must be bow to.
In a press release made available to newsmen in Makurdi yesterday in
response to the decision of the tribunal to fold up given reasons of
the Supreme Court ruling in a similar matter in the case in Borno
state, the former Senate Minority Whip said that he cannot afford to
allow the matter die pointing out that in 2007 when the Benue people
spoke their minds through the ballot and gave him their mandate, the
Peoples Democratic Party connived and stole it making it necessary to
proceed to the law court to reclaim his mandate.
Saror said when he however discovered that so much blood was shaded,
“there were assassinations and threats of assassinations, journalists
were forced to flee their homes for fear of attacks by the very forces
that have sworn to protect them and the perpetrators were ready to do
more”, he decided to withdraw, a development he said many misconstrued
and unknowingly called him names.
He vowed that though the lower court has taken its decision, with what
the Benue People are going through, no patriotic son or daughter of
Benue can afford to fold his or her hands and watch.
Stating that he has proceeded to the Court of Appeal to seek justice
on the matter, he maintained that he seeks no wealth, but his
generation owed this generation and the future generations a debt
which can only be paid by repositioning the state on the path of
prosperity and growth also said, “…that is why my resolve is final and
commitment total. That is why I told you that this battle is a battle
for which there is no retreat, no surrender until victory is achieved”