Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has advised the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) in the 29th February 2023 general election to accept wholeheartedly Wednesday’s verdict of the presidential election court and drop the idea of proceeding to further challenge President Bola Tinubu’s victory at the Supreme Court.
The Governor told reporters at the presidential villa after a close door meeting with Vice President Kashim Shettima that the aggrieved opposition parties should rather deploy their resources at their disposal to other more meaningful ventures.
“As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think there is any ground for appeal. I will rather appeal to them that they should drop any appeal going to the higher court and then save the resources, save the trouble, advise their supporters, admonish them that they should accept yesterday’s judgement. No flaw,” Bello said.
Both legal counsels of Atiku and Obi have vowed to challenged the court verdict which ruled that President Tinubu and Shettima won the 2023 presidential election.
According to Governor Bello, the opposition parties rather need to join hands in support of efforts by President Bola Tinubu towards ameliorating the hardship being faced by the citizens.
He said, “I advise all those that feel aggrieved, we have only one country, Nigeria they should all come together and support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and ensure that we fix this country. Whatever hardship we are facing today is the effects of the past.
“Definitely we have Mr. fix it who is trying his best traveling around the world to ensure that Nigeria is fixed. So we are happy the matter is settled.”
The Kogi State Governor added that “Nothing is as successful as success. We are happy; Nigerians are happy and the truth is out there. We appreciate all that happened yesterday (Wednesday). The truth has been exposed.
“Imagine the justices sitting down for almost fourteen hours to deliver that landmark judgement yesterday. Nigerians within the country and in the diaspora are happy and I think it’s time to settle down and face governance,” Bello noted.