The Kogi State governorship election petition tribunal on Saturday affirmed the election victory of Yahaya Bello at the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial Election.
He added that the judgment has given him a lot more inspiration to offer the people of Kogi State.
He added that the judiciary continues to be the last resort of the common guy and also all hands must be on deck to move Kogi State onward.
It will be remembered Yahaya Bello, that objected to on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled a total of 406,222 votes to arise winner of the election and continue to be in workplace momentarily term.
The statement noted that: “The rule of law once again came to the defense of democracy by attesting the cumulative will of the people, which was expressed on the 16th of November, 2019 when a huge, engaging majority of the electorate cast their choose me to serve them momentarily term.”
The three-man panel of courts, led by Justice Ibrahim Kaigama, after hours of deliberations, with one voice rejected Musa Wada’s petition for lack of quality and also asked him to pay N500,000 as fees to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Independent National Election Compensation (INEC) for his frivolous cases.
Responding to the tribunal’s judgment, Governor Yahaya Bello, in a statement by Onogwu Muhammed, his Principal Press Secretary, described the judgment as an affirmation of his landmark triumph on November 16, 2019.
The election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, disregarded the case filed versus Governor Bello by Musa Wada, the prospect of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party.