A former governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, on Wednesday expressed his resolve to support Governor Yahaya Bello just as he faulted the Supreme Court judgment which upheld the election of Bello.
Wada, who called on his supporters to see the judgment “as the will of the landlord of the universe, who sees the hidden things of the dark”, promised to be a strong opposition in the state.
He said the judgment was against all lovers of democracy worldwide adding that he was proud “to have represented the moral imperative in a polity struggling to retrieve its conscience from the depravity of men who have no honour.”
His position was contained in a statement by his Chief Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu, which was made available to journalists in Abuja.
The statement read in part, “The decision of the Apex Court, brings to an end a legal battle we initiated not because we just wanted a second term in office; but to serve as a historic denunciation and a befitting dirge for electoral fraud.
“Though we expected the noble dispensers of justice at the Apex Court to have delivered a judgment that would be untainted by lucre and uncowed by the threat of immoral power; unfortunately, it was not to be. But we are proud to have represented the moral imperative in a polity struggling to retrieve its conscience from the depravity of men who have no honour.
“We are proud to have stood beside the good people of Kogi State in their struggle to assert the legitimacy and dignity of their vote. We give all the glory to the Almighty for giving us the strength and the support of the teeming mass of our people to maintain the legal battle.
“Those who do not understand the ways of God and the efficacy of His powers may mock or deride you, but keep your head high for the common good of the greater Kogi of our dream. The Supreme Court judgment may not have come the way we desired but that’s the more reason we should demonstrate to the world how much we love our dear state by maintaining peace and order.”
The former governor also expressed his resolve to support Bello to take the state to greater heights.
He said “We have resolved to do our best in whatever way possible to offer support to Governor Yahaya Bello for the uplift of Kogi State.”