The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Friday said his victory at the Appeal Court was divine.
The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by former Kogi State governor, Idris Wada, challenging the decision of the state election tribunal which upheld Bello’s victory in last year’s governorship election.
Bello urged his opponents to let peace reign and join him in developing the state
He spoke with State House correspondents after observing Jumaat prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
On his victory at the appeal court, he said: “I thank God for making this possible. The judgment is a confirmation of divine ruling by God. I thank the judiciary, I thank my party, I thank the people of Kogi State and indeed all Nigerians.
“I have extended olive branch to my opponents on several occasions and at this time, I am extending it again to my brother, Hon. James Faleke, to come and let us join hands together to lift Kogi State.
“The state was in a big mess at the time we came on board. He should join hands with me to save the state from the claws of those who had held it down over the years.”
Asked what the people of the state should expect from him henceforth, he said: “They should expect development, prosperity and good governance all the way.
“Remember, I am on a divine mission and I will do nothing less than to continue to develop the state and to curb corruption, waste and mismanagement and to put the state on developmental map.”