Bello reacts to Supreme Court judgements affirming his reelection as Kogi governor
- Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has reacted to the judgement of the Supreme Court upholding his election
- Governor Bello said the decision of the apex court is an affirmation of his reelection by Kogites
- The governor thanked the entire citizens of the state and his supporters for casting their votes for him
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Kogi governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has said the judgments of the Supreme Court upholding his election for a second term in office as chief executive of the state was an affirmation of the landmark victory entrusted to him by Kogites at the November 16, 2019 polls.
In a statement sent to journalists on Monday, August 31 by his spokesman, Onogwu Muhammed, Governor Bello said the apex court's decision upholding his victory is an affirmation of the identical positions on the matters taken by the erudite jurists at the tribunal and the Court of Appeal earlier.
The governor praised the panel of 5 Justices led by Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammadu, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) which heard the appeals and Hon. Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji CFR who read the final verdict.
Appreciating the court for her uprightness and erudition, the governor thanked the entire citizens of the state and his supporters for casting their votes for him.
He assured them that his administration will continue to do more and more for them in line with his campaign slogan.
He also paid tribute to His Royal Majesty, Dr Micheal Idakwo, Ameh Oboni II, the late Attah of Igala who passed on last week.
The governor called on the other parties and their candidates to forgo all forms of bitterness and division and join hands with him to take Kogi to the next level.
Meanwhile, the special adviser to the governor of Yobe state, Hoń Murutala Yakubu has congratulated Governor Bello on his victory at the Supreme Court, while describing the judgment as another landmark in the annals of the country.
Hon Murtala stated that he received the news with “great joy,” noting that the Supreme Court’s judgment had not only consolidated the nation’s democracy but also further strengthened the citizens’ belief in the justice system in Nigeria.
He said the APC’s victory at the apex court affirmed the will of the majority of the people of Kogi state in the November 19, 2019 governorship election.
Hon Yakubu noted that the judgment has shattered all hurdles set against the governor and has fully set him and his team on the journey to take the state to the Next Level in infrastructure renewal and economic development.
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Supreme Court had on Monday, August 31, confirmed Bello as the winner of the governorship election in Kogi state.
The apex court in a seven-man panel led by the CJN dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP and its candidate in the election, Musa Wada.
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