By Eseoghene Emuke
The member representing Ughelli North, South and Udu Federal Constituency in Delta State, Rev. Francis Ejiroghene Waive says his victory at the Court of Appeal on Monday would spur him for greater performance.
Waive, who dedicated the appellate court judgement to his constituents, thanked the people for supporting and praying for all through the legal tussle.
The Appeal Court sitting in Benin, Edo State capital, on Monday quashed the appeal petition filed by the candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Samuel Marierie on the ground that suit lacked merit.
However, reacting to the judgement, Waive in a statement signed by his aide, Bunor Agbomedarho, commended the appeal panel for the sound judgement.
A copy of the statement made available to our correspondent on Monday noted that now that all legal battles filed against the federal lawmaker were over, “it was time” to deliver on the campaign promises to the people of the area.
Waive stated, “We salute all our supporters that have taken out time in prayers and support. Once again, we reassure you that we shall not let them down.
“We also congratulate our Brothers and Sisters in all the other political parties for their sportsmanship.
“We have all played our respective roles well. Today has officially closed all issues relating to and emanating from the 2019 elections. We MUST now be fully focused on delivering dividends of democracy to our people.
“More than ever before, this judgment will spur me to higher performance, increased zeal and more commitment to see our people benefit immensely from the next level administration.”
While hailing the judgement, the cleric turned politician said “The Judiciary is indeed the last hope of our people.”
Waive won the February 23 National Assembly election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State.