November 28, 2022

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AMAC Chairman’s sack: Maikalangu appeals courtroom ruling, preaches calm


Embattled Chairman of Abuja Municipal Space Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has mentioned he has appealed the FCT Election Tribunal that sacked him from workplace on Friday.

Recall that, throughout the sitting Friday in Abuja, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Muninat Folashade Oyekan, the Secretary of the tribunal, Bala Ahmed Ndajiwo and member of the tribunal, Kimi Livingstone, mentioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Murtala Karshi, polled 21, 000 votes, whereas Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) polled 19, 000 votes.

Nonetheless, shortly after the judgement, in a press release collectively signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Ephraim Audu, and the Senior Particular Assistant on Media, Kingsley Madaki, respectively, Maikalangu referred to as on residents of the council, particularly, supporters of the PDP, to stay calm and never take legal guidelines into their fingers as his authorized group has already appealed the matter in a reliable courtroom.

The assertion reads: “Following the judgment on the FCT Election Tribunal right this moment, the management of Abuja Municipal Space Council (AMAC) has renounced the judgment handed in favour of the APC, alleging manipulation and manufacture of ghost votes in opposition to those that was legitimately introduced after the February twelfth elections which to us, is a humiliation to Nigerian the judiciary.

“Shortly after the judgement, the Council Chairman, Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu referred to as on residents of the council, particularly, supporters of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), to stay calm and never take legal guidelines into their fingers following the judgment on the election tribunal as his authorized group has already appealed the matter on a reliable courtroom.

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“The decision is in opposition to the backdrop of violent celebrations by supporters of the APC, who flooded some components of the town centre and AMAC Secretariat defacing posters of the PDP and barricading entrances of the AMAC Secretariat, chanting provocative, brandishing harmful implements within the guise of their tribunal victory.

“As well as, the management noticed the knowledge to forestall any breakdown of regulation and order within the council and throughout the nation.

“In a surprising arithmetic conundrum conjured in connivance with some authorities officers, the February 12 election which Hon Christopher Zakka Maikalangu gained the election with a complete votes of 19,302 votes, whereas Mr Usman Karshi secured 13,249 vote.

“It appalling that the desk turned on the tribunal allocating over 21, 000 votes to PDP’s challenger, Mr Murtala Karshi, with the present AMAC Chairman Zakka nonetheless sustaining 19, 000 votes.

“In keeping with Madaki, the judgment gave the impression to be fully biased and in opposition to the need of the folks, who got here out en mass within the AMAC chairmanship election on February 12 to vote for the candidate of their alternative.

“The media aide said it questioned the place and the way the decide obtained the votes he allotted to the opposition contender.

“He mentioned that it’s apparent that some individuals are head bent on taking on energy in AMAC by all means, utilizing no matter means they consider would give them victory in opposition to the need and wishes of AMAC residents.”

The assertion added: “The judgment of right this moment is totally unacceptable. We can not name {that a} judgment, as a result of it was one-sided, with a transparent image of being manipulated.

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“We can not permit such judgment to face, as a result of there was no clear foundation for such a judgment to be given within the first place.

“The current Chairman of AMAC, Hon. Christopher Maikalangu, had a landslide victory throughout the election with huge margins.

“So, I’m wondering the place the Choose obtained his file from that Murtala Karshi gained the election. The tribunal judgment is a farce to the judiciary, which the frequent folks rely upon.

“There isn’t a method such a judgment ought to be allowed to face as a result of it fully subverted the need of the folks, which they exhibited by voting for his or her chosen candidate throughout the FCT space council election.

“So, I’m interesting to residents of AMAC and PDP supporters to remain calm and be prayerful, as a result of it’s only God that provides energy and by the grace of God, we are going to enchantment the judgment and get the justice we deserve.”