Supreme Court Judgment Affirming My Election Long Settled In Heaven, Says Bello
Kogi State governor, Yahaya Adoza Bello has said that the decision of the Supreme Court, affirming his election, “has long been settled in heaven.”
He also called on key political actors in Kogi State, including ex-governor Wada and Faleke, to join him in rebuilding the state.
Speaking on Tuesday with journalists at the Kogi State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro in Abuja, the governor said he would take tough measures to restore the state to its former glory.
He said, “The decision of the Supreme Court has long been settled in heaven, the Supreme Court just affirmed it. I thank my great party, the All Progressives Congress, for giving me the opportunity to serve. I also thank President Muhammadu Buhari, the best President in the world, for being on the path of truth and equity. I will fulfil the great vision of late Abubakar Audu because his spirit is alive.
“I appreciate the Supreme Court for asserting its independence. I call on all Kogites, especially Idris Wada and James Faleke, to assist me in rebuilding Kogi State, which has bled enough since its creation 25 years ago. God has saddled me with the responsibility.
“Tough decisions will be taken to bring back the state to the right path. Please support me and I call on the restive ones to drop their violence because it will not take them anywhere. We should all join hands with the President to build Nigeria.’’
Bello said he would restructure the civil service because of the menace of ‘ghost’ workers.
Also, the APC has congratulated Bello on his victory at the Supreme Court.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in his reaction to the judgment, told journalists at the party secretariat on Tuesday, that the party had sent its congratulation to the Kogi State governor.
He said, “We have congratulated the governor; we will soon issue a statement to that effect.”