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Atiku, Obi Have No Ground for Appeal – Governor Yahaya Bello

The Governor of Kogi State Yahaya Bello, has said the Peoples Democratic Party’s  presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, and Labour Party’s Peter Obi have no ground for appeal at the Supreme court.

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.

Governor Bello urged the aggrieved duo to simply throw in the towel instead of wasting time and resources to appeal the judgement.

Following the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s judgement on Wednesday September 6, both Atiku and Obi rejected the verdict which reaffirmed President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Nigeria’s duly elected President in the February 25 polls.

The opposition candidates challenged the court’s verdict, and vowed to approach the Supreme Court to appeal the judgement.

Governor Bello while speaking to State House Correspondents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Thursday, said it was best that Atiku and Obi moved on from the past, because they lacked grounds for appeal. He also advised them to instead, throw their weight behind the Tinubu administration.

“As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think there’s any ground for appeal,” the governor said.

“I would rather appeal to them that they should drop any appeal going to the higher court and then save the resources, save the trouble, advise their supporters, admonish them that we should accept yesterday’s judgement. No flaw.”

Governor Bello said it was time to move on from frivolities and support governance as one Nigeria.

“I think it is time to settle down and face governance. And I would advise all those that feel aggrieved [that] we have only one country, Nigeria; we must all come together and support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and ensure that we fix this country.”

“Whatever the hardship we are facing today is the effect of the past. Definitely, we have Mr Fix-It who is here already trying to best, travelling across the world to ensure that Nigeria is fixed,” Governor Bello said.

Both Atiku and Obi laid claims that Tinubu was not fit to contest, and that they won the presidential elections with “legal votes” on February 25.

However, the petitions court struck out their petitions on grounds that it lacked merit, since they could not tender concrete proofs of their assertions in the court of law.

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