From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Bello, left and is Deputy, Onoja
Govermor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that the judgment of the Election Petition Tribunal that upheld his election on Saturday is a re-affirmation of his landslide victory on the 16th of November, 2019 governorship polls.
The Governor who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed said the landmark judgment affirming his victory is 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 lauded the tribunal for being upright and just and thanked the entire citizens of the state for support and prayer.
The Governor noted that with the majority ruling of the Tribunal dismissing the petition of PDP 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 when a vast, compelling majority of the electorate cast their votes for him to serve them for a second term.
Describing the judgment as most comprehensive of outstanding thoroughness, reason, and stretch on the many issues presented before the tribunal, Bello noted that the judiciary remains the last hope of common man.
He said whatever partisan side one might take on the ruling of the tribunal, all must come to terms that today 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 people of the state to support his administration, 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.