A support group, Idakwo Connect, comprising members from SDP, APC and PDP has applauded the decision of the Kogi State Electoral Tribunal sitting in Abuja for nullifying the Dekina / Bassa Federal Constituency election.
While praising the three man tribunal panel led by its chairman, Justice Chidioke, for an effective and truthful judgement, the group described the House of Representative elections in Dekina / Bassa Federal Constituency as a monumental fraud filled with all sort of manipulations, killings, violence, intimidation and a gross abuse of the electoral act.
Thanking God for the judgement, the group urged its leader, Hon. Sani Idakwo Philips, to consider re-contesting the position having learnt a lot of lessons in the cancelled elections.
The group described Hon. Sani Idakwo Philips as a steadfast and courageous young man, a silent achiever and one who has brought so much development to his people in Dekina and Bassa Local Government Areas, especially with his kind gesture to the primary school teachers, by coming to their aid when it matters most.
Coordinator of the group, Hon Hassan Malle described Idakwo as a God fearing and a grassroots politician who took objective campaigns to the door steps of the electorate in Dekina / Bassa Federal Constituency, stating further that no other candidate aspiring for the position can beat the unbroken track record of Hon. Sani Idakwo Philips.
The group further appeals to the electorates of Dekina / Bassa Federal Constituency to look beyond party politics and vote for credible and intelligent candidate like Hon. Sani Idakwo Philip of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INE) finally announces the date for the re-election, as God has decided to give the constituency another opportunity to get it right in their representation at the Green Chamber.
On Monday the 23rd of September, a three man panel unanimously nullified the election which produced Hon. Hassan Baiwa of the APC as winner of the Dekina / Bassa Federal Constituency elections ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections within the stipulated 90 days as enshrined in the electoral act.