Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, has on Monday, reacted to the judgments of the Supreme Court that uphold his election for a second term in office as the Executive Governor of Kogi State, saying that the verdict of the Court is an affirmation that the people of the State really have confidence in him.
Governor Yahaya Bello also noted that the people of Kogi State actually cast their votes for him on November 16, 2019, gubernatorial poll, for him to continue his good work by his administration.
Governor Bello in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Onogwu Mohammed in Lokoja, the Capital City of the State shortly after the judgment, stated that Governor Yahaya Bello had polled a total of 406,222 votes as against his closest rival, the PDP candidate who polled 189,704 votes with a winning margin of 216,518 votes.
Onogwu stated that the Supreme Court as at last Tuesday the 25th of August heard appeals filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the Democratic People’s Party(DPP), and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) 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).
“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.
However, Governor Bello used the medium to commend the panel of of 5 Justices led by Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammadu, the Chief Justice of Nigeria which heard the appeals, and Hon. Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji CFR who read this morning’s judgment alone.
While appreciating the court for her uprightness and erudition, the Governor thanked the entire citizens of the state for casting their votes for him and joining him to defend the same to the end.
Governor Bello also in the statement pledged to the people of the State that his administration will continue to do more and more for them in line with his campaign slogan.