Kogi speaker pledges quality representation at NASS
Mr Matthew Kolawale, the Speaker, of the Kogi House of Assembly, pledged quality representation for his people when he resumed the National Assembly.
Kolawole on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will represent Kabba/Bunnu/Ijumu Federal Constituency Candidate.
Kolawale’s pledge came at the heel of a victory judgment delivered by the Abuja Court of Appeal on Friday on a suit that challenged his victory at the party’s primary.
In a statement issued on Saturday in Lokoja by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olugbemi Femi, the speaker described the court judgment as a “victory for democracy” worthy of celebration.
The appellate court had dismissed the appeal of Mr Segun Olobatoke for lacking in merit and reaffirmed the decision of the Federal High Court, Lokoja, to the effect that his originating summons was defective, void and worthless for failure to comply with the mandatory provisions of Section 97 of the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act.
Kolawale said: “The court verdict on the litigation has further strengthened my determination and commitment to continue to provide qualitative representations for the people of my constituency at the national assembly if voted in 2023.”
“My candid desire for my constituents is for them to enjoy enduring dividends of democracy as I serve them.
“In spite of this court judgment, APC remains one big family as I will continue to work with everyone within the party.
“Let my co-contestants sheathe their swords and allow the success of the party to remain paramount in their minds as the 2023 general elections draws closer”.
The speaker appreciated the role played by the party under the leadership of Gov. Yahaya Bello.
Kolawole said that there was a need for everyone to work together.
According to him, with Bola Tinubu/ Kashmir Shettima as pilots, the nation will witness a new lease on life.
He said that the victory at the appellate court was a victory for the people.