The member representing Bokkos/Mangu federal constituency, Solomon Maren, has promised to extend a working relationship to his opponent.
Maren said this in an interview with journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capital, yesterday.‬
‪’’Since when I was declared winner of the election I have extended my hands of friendship to my opponent, so that together we can work for the good of our people. I keep saying that the time of campaigns is over, it is time for governance and I can’t exclude those that contested with me,’’ Maren said.
The lawmaker said the outcome of the tribunal was ‘’victory for democracy’’, adding that it was dedicated to the people of his constituency.‬
‪It would be recalled that a petition was filled at the election tribunal against Maren by Irine Din, who contested on the Platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The petition was dismissed for lack of merit, as statements of witnesses in the case were not properly filed and that made it very ‘watery’.
‘’This victory has humbled me before my people and it is an indication that what the people wants always stands,’’ Maren added.
He again called on his opponent to take the outcome of the tribunal in good faith, and rather than going to appeal, he should join hands with him to work toward alleviating the sufferings of their people.‬


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