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Yahaya Bello Kogi indigenes want Governor to commence reconciliatory process

The apex court had affirmed his election and help that the four appeals against him lacked merits and a mere academic exercise.

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Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor

(The Nation)

Some Kogi indigenes have advised Governor Yahaya Bello to commence reconciliatory processes with all aggrieved parties in the state.

The advice followed his victory in four separate appeals by James Faleke, Capt. Idris Wada, Labour Party and African Democratic Congress at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The apex court had affirmed his election and help that the four appeals against him lacked merits and a mere academic exercise.

They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja while reacting to the Supreme Court verdict that it became necessary for the peace and development of the state.

A lawyer, Mr Usman Sule, said that with litigations out of his way, the governor should now embark on fence mending with all aggrieved parties and run an all-inclusive government.

Sule said all parties would have to abide by the Supreme Court decision as the highest court of the land.

“The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land and we must abide by the judgement

Mr Liman Salihu, Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lokoja branch, corroborated Sule and said the reconciliation would endear Bello to the people of the state

Salihu also called all the litigants to join hands with the governor to move the state forward since it was the love and desire to serve that moved them to contest in the first place.

Similarly, Idris Miliki, Executive Director of Kogi-based Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR), urged Bello to reconcile with aggrieved persons in his political parties.

Maliki said that it was not proper for Bello to be at loggerheads with the leadership and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Williams Aliwo, a former NBA Chairman in Lokoja urged Bello to buckle up to face the challenges of steering the statecraft.

Mr Ademu Idakwo, Senior Special Adviser on Print Media commended the judiciary for upholding the rule of law and ensuring that justice was done in the matter.

Idakwo said the judiciary had once again, reinforced the confidence of the common man to approach the courts for redress when their rights were trampled upon.

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