By Abah Benjamin Eneojoh
The Honorable Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr. Dr. Abubakar S. Ohere has said the judgment of the Tribunal upholding the election of Governor Yahaya Bello and the All Progressive Congress (APC) is a re-affirmation of his landslide victory in the 16th of November, 2019.
The landmark judgment affirming the overwhelming victory of Governor Yahaya Bello is a validation that he is the people’s mandate, Ohere added.
He said this in Lokoja the State capital while congratulating his principal, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello on his well-deserved victory at the Kogi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which validated his well deserved victory at the last year November 16 Gubernatorial Election in the state.
“Undaunted by all of that, you ran a clean, peaceful, issues-based campaign. You were, by far, the most popular and most qualified of the governorship candidates, hence your election, indeed vindicated you, that you truly deserved your victory”, He reiterated.
He equally commended the tribunal team for the thorough job adding that the tribunal’s affirmation of election is a fulfillment of the clearly expressed wish of the people of Kogi State.
Engr. Ohere stressed that this court verdict is a victory for democracy and the good people of the State, whom he said gave the APC-led government of Governor Yahaya Bello the mandate to lead the State, and have continued to show tremendous goodwill and support to its noble vision in advancing good governance and impact positively on their lives as true heroes of our modern democracy.
The Commissioner further appreciated the judiciary for rising up to its solemn responsibility of ensuring that justice prevails, stressing that the judgment was a clear indication that the third arm of government is truly the last hope of the common man.
He finally congratulated the leadership and members of the All Progressives Congress, and all Kogites at home and in the diaspora on this very landmark judicial victory noting that this is a push to the drive of Governor Bello to do more for the good people of Kogi State.