Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has congratulated Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on his victory at the Supreme Court on Monday, describing it as well deserved.
Bello, in a statement issued on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, said the verdict of the five-man panel of Justices of the Supreme Court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, affirming Ganduje as the validly elected governor of Kano State has laid to rest all the legal fireworks that trailed the earlier mandate given to him by the people of the state .
He described the Supreme Court verdict as victory not only for Ganduje and Kano people but for the entire ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) family across the federation.
Bello described Ganduje as one of the strong pillars of the ruling APC, adding that his enormous role in the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential election could not be over emphasized.
“With your victory at the Supreme Court, you can now fully settle down to face the business of governance and delivery of more dividends of democracy to the good people of Kano State.
“I urge the good people of Kano State to give Governor Ganduje the needed supports and cooperation to enable him consolidate on the laudable projects and programmes he has started as well as those he plans to embark upon for the overall good of the people.
“I congratulate you once again and pray that the Almighty Allah would continue to protect and keep you in good health to enable you deliver on your campaign promises for the people of Kano State during this your second term in office”, the governor said in the statement.