Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has reacted to his victory at the Supreme Court over the declaration of his winning.
Recall that the apex court, on Monday upheld Yahaya Bello’s election as governor of the State.
The apex court dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the last election, Musa Wada challenging the election of Bello.
Wada, in his appeal, had claimed that the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state, was riddled with serious electoral infractions, rigging and over-voting.
Reacting, Bello described the judgments as affirmation of the mandate entrusted to him by the people at the Nov. 16, 2019 polls.
A statement signed and issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Onogwu Muhammed, assured the people that his administration would continue to do more for the people in line with his campaign slogan.
Bello said, ”the Apex Court’s decision was an affirmation of the identical positions on the matters taken by the erudite jurists at the Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.”
He, however, commended the panel of Jurists led by Justice Ibrahim Muhammadu, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) which heard the appeals and Justice Uwani Abba Aji (CFR) who read the judgment alone.
Bello also commended the court for its uprightness and erudition of the jurists, thanked people of the State for casting their votes for him and joining him to defend the mandate till the end.