From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Monday called on other Political parties and their candidates to forgo all forms of bitterness, division and join hands with his administration towards taking Kogi to the next level.
Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who made the call on Monday while reacting to the Supreme Court judgement upholding his election for a second term in office said it was an affirmation of the landmark victory entrusted by the people of Kogi State at the November 16, 2019 polls.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, said the Apex Court’s decision upholding Bello’s victory is an affirmation of the identical positions on the matters taken by the erudite jurists at the Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
The governor praised the five – man – panel of Justices led by Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammadu, the Chief Justice of Nigeria for their uprightness and erudition.
“Governor Bello thanked the entire citizens of the state for their votes and joining him to defend same to the end. He assured them that his administration will continue to do more for them in line with his campaign slogan.”
The Supreme Court which last Tuesday the 25th of August heard appeals filed by the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the respective judgments of the Court of Appeal which earlier upheld decisions of the Kogi State elections petitions tribunal dismissing their various petitions against the governor and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).