- Governor Akeredolo has enjoined his Kogi counterpart, Yahaya Bello, to continue his good work
- The Ondo state governor made the statement following the Supreme Court ruling which affirmed Bello's election
- Akeredolu said the Supreme Court’s judgments have boosted confidence in the judiciary
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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has reacted to the victory of his Kogi counterpart, Yahaya Bello, following the Supreme Court ruling which affirmed his election.
The Nation reports that Governor Akeredolu urged Bello to continue his good work.
Legit.ng gathers that this was contained in a statement by his chief press secretary, Segun Ajiboye.
The Ondo state governor said the Supreme Court’s judgments have boosted confidence in the judiciary.
He said the victory would ensure Bello continue his developments and consolidate on the various people-oriented projects executed.
Akeredolu who is also seeking re-election enjoined the Kogi governor to continue with the good governance that allegedly endeared him to the people of the state.
He also wished the administration success in its reported drive to ensure all-round development of the state.
Similarly, Nigerian governors under the aegis of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) have congratulated Governor Bello.
In a statement by Governor Simon Bako Lalong who is the chairman of the forum, Bello's Supreme Court victory was described as the restoration of the people's mandate.
Lalong called on the people of Kogi to support the governor in order to bring dividends of democracy, growth and progress to the state.
The Supreme Court on Monday, August 31, confirmed Governor Bello of the APC as the winner of the governorship election in Kogi state.
The apex court in a seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the election, Musa Wada.
Reacting, Governor Bello 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.
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