By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has described the judgment of the Election Tribunal upholding his reelection and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as re-affirmation of his landmark victory on the 16th of November, 2019.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mohammed Onogwu copy of which made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Saturday stated that the victory is for the people of the state.
The governor said the landmark judgment affirming his landmark victory is a validation of the people’s mandate and an added impetus to his drive to do more for the good people of Kogi State.
He lauded the tribunal for being upright and just and thanked the entire citizens of the state for support and prayer.
Bello noted that with the majority ruling of the Tribunal dismissing the petition of PDP candidate Musa Wada on Saturday, stressing that the rule of law once again came to the defense of democracy by affirming the collective will of the people which was expressed on the 16th of November, 2019 when a vast and compelling majority of the electorate cast their votes for him to serve them for a second term.
He described the judgment as most comprehensive of outstanding thoroughness, reason, and stretch on the many issues presented before the tribunal, noting that the judiciary remains the last hope of common man.
Bello said whatever partisan side one might take on the ruling of the tribunal, all must come to terms that today was a bright day for the administration of justice in Nigeria.
He restated his firm resolve to continue to work for the good of the people of Kogi State, adding that he would not let them down.
While calling on all Kogites to join his administration in moving the state forward, Bello reiterated his resolve to continue to run an all-inclusive government, with open-door policies, as he initiated in his first tenure in office.