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Why I challenged Gov Bello – Wada

By Boluwaji Obahopo

LOKOJA—Former governor of Kogi State, Capt. Idris Wada (retd.), has congratulated the incumbent, Yahaya Bello, on his Supreme Court victory last Tuesday.

He said his reason for challenging Bello up to the apex court was not borne out of selfishness but for purposes of judicial interpretation and posterity.

Wada, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Jacob Edi, said: “I wish to congratulate Governor Bello on his victory and wish him a successful tenure of office.

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“Our search for justice, which terminated last Tuesday, has been a long one, from the tribunal through the Appeal Court up to the Supreme Court.

“It is instructive to note that our pursuit of justice was not hinged on selfish, ethnic or such other chauvinistic sentiments.

“In the circumstance we have found ourselves, in the immediate post-election days, we were convinced about the authenticity of the mandate given to us by the people of our dear state.

“It will be on record that when we felt the mandate was not only threatened but stolen, we approached the judiciary for interpretation as provided by our laws. We have pursued our convictions to the highest court in the land.

“As patriotic citizens, we shall abide by the judicial pronouncements. No doubts, our gesture has left an indelible mark on the development of our jurisprudence.

“It is hoped that at some point in the future, our efforts will be a reference point for generations yet unborn.”

Wada thanked all his supporters, especially members of his party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for standing by him.

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