Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has hailed the judgment of the Election Tribunal which on Saturday upheld his November 16th gubernatorial election saying that the ruling has re-affirmed his landmark victory at the polls.
This was made known in a press statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary Onogwu Muhammed.
The Governor lauded the tribunal for being upright and just and thanked the entire citizens of the state for their support and prayers.
He said the landmark judgment affirming his landslide victory was a validation of the people’s mandate and an added impetus to his drive to do more for the good people of Kogi State.
The Governor noted that with the majority ruling of the Tribunal dismissing the petition of People Democratic Party’s candidate Musa Wada, the rule of law once again came to the defense of democracy by affirming the collective will of the people which was expressed on the 16th of November, 2019.
He described the judgment as most comprehensive of outstanding thoroughness, reason, and stretch on the many issues presented before the tribunal, noting that the judiciary remained the last hope of common man.
The Governor opined that whatever partisan side one might take on the ruling of the tribunal, all must come to terms that the day was a bright day for the administration of justice in Nigeria.
He restated his firm resolve to continue to work for the good of the people of Kogi State, adding that he would not let them down.
While calling on all kogites to join his administration in moving the state forward, Governor Bello reiterated his resolve to continue to run an all-inclusive government, with open-door policies, as he initiated in his first tenure in office.