By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Engr. Ade Adetimehin has rejoiced with the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, over his victory at the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the return of Gov. Bello as the winner of the last governorship election in Kogi State.
The party chieftain said the judgment is an affirmation and a validation of the popular belief that the APC candidate convincingly won the election.
Adetimehin describes the legal tussle as an avoidable distraction, urging the Governor to put it behind, and concentrate on government business in the interest of all.
The people of Kogi State, he contends, deserve more dividends of democracy, “and as a party, our major focus is the wellbeing of the people. We cannot afford to disappoint them”.
He commends the judiciary for painstakingly considering all the facts before them to arrive at “such a sound judgment”; the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies for what he terms “civilised dispositions” during the election.
The party, in the same vein, felicitates with the APC family, particularly in Kogi State, over “the sweet victory”, saying the judgment further enhances consolidation of the party in the North Central State.
“We thank the Almighty Allah for His benevolence and kindness, and for giving us the inestimable and all-round victory”, he added, and prayed God to grant Mr. Governor the grace, and sound health to deliver on campaign promises.
Once again, we say congratulations to all APC family in Kogi state and across the country at large.