Immediate past governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, has resolved to offer support to his sucessork, Governor Yahaya Bello, following the latter’s affirmation as governor of the state after series of legal battles. In a press statement issued by the Chief Communications Manager to former Governor Wada, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, he was quoted as saying,”We have resolved to do our best in whatever way possible to offer support to Governor Yahaya Bello for the uplift of Kogi State.

“Without doubt, we shall serve as the polished metal for the compunction of Government with the quality of opposition we will provide in the days ahead but it is our prayer that Governor Yahaya Bello and his aides will appreciate our advice and proposals in the overall interest of the Kogi people”.

According to him, the decision of the apex court, brings to an end a legal battle he initiated not because he just wanted a second term in office; but to serve as a historic denunciation and a befitting dirge for electoral fraud.

“Though we expected the noble dispensers of Justice at the Apex court to have delivered a judgment that will be untainted by lucre and uncowed by the threat of immoral power; unfortunately, it was not to be but we are proud to have represented the moral imperative in a polity struggling to retrieve its conscience from the depravity of men who have no honour.

“We are proud to have stood beside the good people of Kogi State in their struggle to assert the legitimacy and dignity of their vote.

“We give all the glory to the Almighty for giving us the strength and the support of the teeming mass of our people to maintain the legal battle”, he noted.

Captain Idris Wada therefore thanked Nigerians, especially the good people of Kogi State who stood by them through this tortuous legal journey as he urged all his supporters to accept the judgment.

“Those who do not understand the ways of God and the efficacy of His powers may mock or deride you, but keep your head high for the common good of the greater Kogi of our dream.

“The Supreme Court judgment may not have come the way we desired but that’s the more reason we should demonstrate to the world how much we love our dear state by maintaining peace and order”, the governor noted.


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