- Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger described his victory at the Supreme Court as a reaffirmation of the mandate of the people of his state
- Governor Bello said his administration will continue to operate an all-inclusive government that would allow the people to make contributions
- Bello also commended the nation's judiciary for carrying out a ruling that is seen as fair
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger, in the evening of Wednesday, January 8, reacted to the Supreme Court judgement which earlier in the day affirmed him winner of the 2019 governorship election in his state.
A statement by Mary Noel Berje, Bello's chief press secretary, quoted the governor as saying the victory at the Supreme Court is the will of God as well as the reaffirmation of the people's mandate.
The statement made available to Legit.ng added that Governor Bello said the judgement would enable the government focus on meeting its mandate to the people of Niger.
According to the governor, his administration has remained focused on its principle of an all-inclusive government which allows everyone to make contributions towards the development of the state.
The governor called on every resident of the state to join hands towards moving Niger forward, irrespective of party differences or political ideologies.
He further urged the people of the state to continue to support his government to make it easy for him to meet their yearnings and aspiration. He warned against any disturbance of the peace enjoyed in the state as a result of the Supreme Court declaration.
The governor commended the nation's judiciary saying the arm of government exhibited the expected fairness and restored the hope of Niger people as well as Nigerians in the justice system.
The Supreme Court had, in a unanimous judgement, ruled in favour of Bello as the winner of the governorship election while striking out the petition of Umar Nasko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which challenged the earlier ruling of the appeal court.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the apex court also put to rest the legal battle over the declaration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as the winner of March 9, 2019, governorship election in Abia state.
The court delivered the judgement on Wednesday, January 8, in favour of Governor Ikpeazu.
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