By Augustine Akhilomen
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to exemplify the spirit of sportsmanship by accepting the verdict of Kogi people.
Recall that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate was declared winner of the Kogi State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday after Saturday’s governorship election.
However, in a statement issued by the Director-General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo on Monday, the governor commended the people of the state for their show of support during the election.
“This victory is for Kogi people that value true democracy. And we can assure that Governor Bello will not abandon his campaign slogan which expresses his desire to do more for Kogi people.
“We thank Kogites who voted for us. We also thank Kogi people who did not vote for us; they have challenged the governor to do more for them to earn their confidence.
“We urged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to exemplify the spirit of sportsmanship by accepting the verdict of Kogi people.
“We thank the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security operatives and other public institutions for ensuring that the election was free, fair, credible and peaceful.
“Governor Bello will do more for Kogi, Kogites will be better for it.”