“Victor Mela, the lawmaker in the house of representatives representing Billiri / Balanga Federal Constituency of Gombe State, was convicted in his Form CF001, submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission as a candidate in the 2019 general elections, for” lying on oath.
In Zone 6, Wuse district of Abuja, the Chief Magistrates ‘ Court ruled on the case brought by the police against the Gombe politician, but postponed sentencing him.
Reacting to the production of tweets shared on Tuesday night on November 10, Mela said that he would appeal against the decision of the court.
Dear Constituents, Over the last few hours I have received several calls and messages from family, friends, associates, well-wishers and Constituents from within and outside the Country over my reported conviction by the Chief Magistrates’ Court over allegations of “False Declaration” in INEC FORM CF001 during the last National Assembly Elections.
Let it be on record that, this case is a Direct Criminal Complaint instigated and filed by Hon. Ali Isa JC against my humble self at the FCT Police Area Command, Maitama.
Let it also be on record that, I had earlier deposed to an affidavit at the FCT High Court to cure the defect in the above-mentioned INEC Form and also made necessary Newspaper Publications as required by law.
Let it be known that a lot of water has passed under the bridge on matters relating to the mandate you gave me freely in 2019. In due course, we will let the cat out of the bag; and our people will know has transpired so far.
While I maintain my innocence, and as I appeal against today’s decision of the Magistrate Court, I would like to call on our friends, supporters and our sympathizers to remain calm as well as be rest assured that I will challenge today’s perverse decision at the appellate court,I would like to call on our friends, supporters and our sympathizers to remain calm as well as be rest assured that I will challenge today’s perverse decision at the appellate court, immediately.
In the same light, I will continue to discharge the functions of my Office as Legislator representing the good people of Balanga/Billiri Federal Constituency, Gombe State.
The House of Representatives seat which I occupy today as a result of your trust and believe in me remains intact. Together we shall prevail! Thank you all!