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Do Not Waste Your Money In Court, Use It To Help Those In Need – Otti Advices Opposition




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The governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has advised his political opponents to join him in developing the state.

Naija News recalls that on Friday the election tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Okey Ahiwe against the victory of Otti.

Speaking via a statement on Saturday, Otti thanked the residents of the state for standing by him during and after the election.

He subsequently urged his opponent to stop further litigation and use the money to help communities that are in need.

Otti argued that there are communities without roads and water and if financial resources are channelled into making their situation better they would be grateful.

He said, “My advice to my opponents is that this is a good time to sheathe their swords and join hands with me to develop our state, Abia.

“Anyhow you slice and dice it, it costs a lot of money to engage in litigation.

“While I will not ask them to bring the money to me, I would advise that each of them have villages that are dilapidating, without roads, without water and I believe that their communities will appreciate it if they would channel those resources into building roads in their villages and communities.

“If you follow the election and everything that happened thereafter, you will know that quite frankly, this victory shouldn’t have been contested in the first place, but then, I also do not deny my opponents their rights to go to court.”

The governor also thanked the jurists and “all those who ensured that justice prevailed in the end”.