The Forum of Northern Governors in Nigeria has formally congratulated one of their own and the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on his Supreme Court victory on Monday.
The Chairman of the Forum and the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, congratulated Bello in a statement by Dr Makut Macham, his Director of Press and Public Affairs, in Jos on Monday.
The Northern Governors Chairman disclosed that Bello’s victory was an affirmation of the mandate the good people of Kogi entrusted on him, which he should work hard to defend.
According to him, “The Supreme Court judgment affirming your election victory gives you an opportunity to settle down to serve your people and fulfil their aspirations without any distraction.
“The people have already reposed their confidence in you and are looking up to you for the dividends of democracy.”
Lalong further promised Bello that members of the Forum would continue to support him to ensure his success, while calling on the good people of Kogi to support their Governor and put behind religious, ethnic and political differences, in a bid to create the enabling environment for the governor’s administration to fulfill its mandate.