Following the supreme court’s judgement that affirmed him as the governor of Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello has said that his victory following the judgement is a “big honour to democracy.”
The Governor who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo shortly after the Supreme Court’s ruling said the judgement has reconfirmed the hand of God in Kogi’s affairs.
“The landmark judgement of the Supreme Court today, which affirmed Governor Yahaya Bello’s election is a watershed in the annals of electoral jurisprudence and constitutional law in the country. It was a long walk to victory which will reshape the constitution of the nation.”
“Governor Yahaya Bello had remained humble and magnanimous in victory. He has called on those who contended with him to join him in building a greater Kogi State.
“The Governor has said the victory belongs to all Kogi people who believed in transforming Kogi State from a potentially great State to a really great State. He is committed to serving the people and making the State the centre of excellence and the cynosure of all eyes,” he said.
He warned supporters against “unbridled” celebration, saying the moment entails a challenge to all Kogites to reflect on how to make the State great.
The Governor said he will continue to pursue his cardinal goals of improving education, reinventing healthcare, boosting infrastructural development as well as raising the capacity of the State citizens to reinvigorate the economy.
He thanked the Judiciary for rising to the occasion by standing firm with what is true and just.