Yahaya Bello, Kogi State governor
Still basking in his victories at the Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has called on the people, whether in the APC, PDP, LP, APGA, PPA, etc who have found themselves on one side or the other in the fallout from the last governorship elections to put aside all bitterness and rancour and join hands with him to develop the state.
In a statement after his victories at the tribunal, Bello urged the people to remain peaceful and law-abiding.
He warned trouble makers who may wish to use the failure of the petitions at the tribunal or any other reason for that matter, as a ruse to foment trouble anywhere within Kogi State to have a rethink.
”The Security Agencies have been placed on Red Alert, and you can rest assured that all troublemakers will be apprehended, and they will face the full wrath of the Law.
This is the full statement:
BEING AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF KOGI STATE BY HIS EXCELLENCY, GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO, ON HIS JUDICIAL VICTORIES AT THE KOGI STATE ELECTIONS PETITIONS TRIBUNAL.
A short while ago, the Kogi State Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja delivered judgment in the last Election Petition brought against my election as Governor of Kogi State. A total of five Elections Petitions were filed against us by various actors some of whom contested as Candidates against us and failed, and some who did not. They canvassed many legal issues, a number of which were confronting the Nigerian Legal System for the first time.
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Source:: PM Newspaper