“Yahaya Bello Deserves To Win, Losers Can Go To Court” – Buhari Congratulate Yahaya Bello

President Buhari has described Yahaya Bello’s victory at the Kogi state governorship polls as a race well run and a victory well wo. He said the victory is as a result of the determination of the APC supporters and stakeholders. He also warns the opposition against embracing violence, saying: “All political actors and stakeholders must take deliberate steps to eschew electoral violence as a peaceful and orderly process is vital to our quest for enduring democracy.”.

President Buhari urged Gov. Bello to see his renewed mandate as another opportunity to build on the foundations already laid towards improving the lives of the people of Kogi State.

He also enjoins the governor to imbibe the spirit of magnanimity in victory by extending a hand of partnership to opposition candidates, while urging those dissatisfied with the outcome of the election to approach the courts.

He also enjoined the governor to imbibe the spirit of magnanimity in victory by extending a hand of partnership to opposition candidates, while urging those dissatisfied with the outcome of the election to approach the courts.

INEC’s Returning Officer in Kogi State, Prof. Ibrahim Garba had earlier declared Bello winner after polling a total of 406, 222 votes to defeat his rival Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who polled 189, 704.

The incumbent governor won 12 local government councils while Engr. Wada won nine local government councils.

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