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Bello reacts to tribunal verdict, says ‘rule of law once again came to the defense of democracy’


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has reacted to the judgment of the Election Petition Tribunal which validated his election saying the ‘rule of law once again came to the defense of democracy’

Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had in the November 16 2019 Kogi governorship election defeated his closest rival, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, in what was described as a record landmark victory.

In a statement by Onogwu Muhammed, Chief Press Secretary, (CPS) to the governor, he said the judgment affirming his landmark victory is a validation of the people’s mandate and an added impetus to his drive to do more for the good people of Kogi State.

The governor in the statement lauded the tribunal for being upright and just and thanked the entire citizens of the state for support and prayer.

The Governor noted that “The rule of law once again came to the defense of democracy by affirming the collective will of the people, which was expressed on the 16th of November, 2019 when a vast, compelling majority of the electorate cast their votes for me to serve them for a second term.”

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Describing the judgment as most comprehensive of outstanding thoroughness, reason, and stretch on the many issues presented before the tribunal, Bello noted that the judiciary remains the last hope of the common man.

He said whatever partisan side one might take on the ruling of the tribunal, all must come to terms that today was a bright day for the administration of justice in Nigeria.

He restated his firm resolves to continue to work for the good of the people of Kogi State, adding that he would not let them down.

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