The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, on his victory at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
In a statement released to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, the chairman called on the party and its members to close ranks and unite.
Mr. Bello replaced Abubakar Audu in the 2015 Kogi governorship election, after Mr. Audu died as he took the lead in the polls.
After his selection and regularisation with INEC, running mate to late Mr. Audu, James Faleke, declined to run with Mr. Bello in the supplementary election of December 2015.
Mr. Faleke challenged his candidacy in the court.
After the conclusion of the election, which was won by Mr. Bello, his opponent of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Idris Wada, also challenged the result at the tribunal.
Mr. Bello won at the tribunal, at the Court of Appeal and at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
“Going forward, I call on all party leaders, stakeholders and teeming members of our great party to put aside any differences and unite as a strong political force in support of the administration of Gov. Yahaya Bello.
“I also call on the governor to reach out to all aggrieved political stakeholders and mend fences.
“Only then can the administration successfully achieve its plans to build a strong foundation for the growth, development and prosperity of the good people of Kogi state,” Mr. Odigie-Oyegun said in the statement. (NAN)
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