By Musa Adamu
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has congratulated his Kogi State counterpart, Yahya Bello, on his victory at the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed Bello’s re-election as governor of Kogi State, putting to rest all disputes and controversies surrounding the state’s governorship election.
Oyetola in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, also congratulated members, leaders and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the victory.
He described the court ruling as a victory for democracy and the people of Kogi, adding that it is a boost for Governor Bello to continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the State.
The governor said: “On behalf of the Government and people of Osun, I congratulate Governor Yahya Bello of Kogi State, on his landmark victory at the Supreme Court. I also congratulate members, leaders and teeming supporters of our great party, the All Progressives Congress on this victory.
“Today’s judgement of the Supreme Court has finally laid to rest all disputes and controversies surrounding the Kogi Governorship election and validated Governor Yahya Bello’s victory in the exercise.
“This is indeed a victory for democracy and the good people of Kogi State who freely gave Governor Yahya Bello the mandate to govern them for another term. This will also serve as a boost for the Governor to continue to deliver dividends of democracy to his people,” Oyetola added.