Gov. Bello says Tribunal ruling is an affirmation of his landmark victory, as Wada heads to appeal – Guardian

Gov. Bello says Tribunal ruling is an affirmation of his landmark victory, as Wada heads to appeal – Guardian


Kogi Negate Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello PHOTO:Twitter
Kogi Negate Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has acknowledged the judgment of the Election Tribunal upholding his election and the All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier these days is an affirmation of his landmark victory on the 16th of November, 2019.
In a press inaugurate by Onogwu Muhammed, Chief Press Secretary, (CPS) to the Governor, acknowledged the landmark judgment asserting his landmark victory is a validation of the parents’s mandate and an added impetus to his power to attain more for the correct folks of Kogi Negate.
The Kogi Negate Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja had on Saturday declared Governor Yahaya Bello, APC because the winner of the November 16 Governorship Election.

The governor lauded the tribunal for being well suited and just and thanked the total electorate of the state for make stronger and prayer.
The Governor significant that with the majority ruling of the Tribunal dismissing the petition of PDP candidate Musa Wada these days, “the rule of regulations as soon as more got right here to the defence of democracy by asserting the collective will of the parents which used to be expressed on the 16th of November, 2019 when a gargantuan, compelling majority of the voters solid their votes for me to reduction them for a second timeframe.
Describing the judgment as most total of significant thoroughness, purpose, and stretch on the many disorders offered earlier than the tribunal, Bello significant that the judiciary remains the relaxation hope of extra special man.
He acknowledged no subject partisan aspect one would possibly perhaps perhaps presumably deal with the ruling of the tribunal, all must come to phrases that these days used to be a vivid day for the administration of justice in Nigeria.
He restated his agency accept to the backside of to proceed to work for the correct of the parents of Kogi Negate, including that he would not allow them to down.
While calling on all Kogi indigene to affix his administration in sharp the state ahead, Governor Bello reiterated his accept to the backside of to proceed to meander an all-inclusive executive, with an birth-door policy, as he initiated in his first tenure in region of enterprise.
Turning in Judgement in Abuja, the Tribunal held that the petition of the PDP lacks advantage, declaring that the petitioners would possibly perhaps perhaps well also not picture their case beyond an cheap doubt.
In a Judgment read by Justices Kashim G. Kaigama, on behalf of the three-man panel of Justices, for this reason brushed off the petition by Engr Wada and the PDP.
But in a swift response, the Peoples Democratic Celebration and its Flagbearer, Engr. Musa Wada has acknowledged they would possibly perhaps attraction the judgement, describing it as a miscarriage of Justice.
Spokesman of the PDP candidate, Austin Okai, who disclosed this in a press inaugurate, lamented that the Tribunal went on an poke, seemed the more than just a few system with out taking a study the disorders raised by the petitioners, assured that the Judgment would be tested in the Enchantment.
Engr Musa Wada and the PDP had in a petition marked EPT/KG/GOV/06/2019, challenged the victory of Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi Negate.
The petitioners alleged that the November 16 governorship election in Kogi Negate used to be marred by violence, over-vote casting and manipulation of figures and prayed that the Tribunal would possibly perhaps perhaps well also soundless speak him and his event winner of the election having scored the highest assortment of actual votes.
Within the election, Wada scored a total of 189,704 votes to emerge, first runner-up, whereas Yahaya Bello of APC scored 406,222 votes to emerge the winner of the election, defeating the PDP candidate by a enormous merging of 216,518 votes and scheme the file because the highest margin ever in the historic past of the state Governorship Election.

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