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Kogi: Nigerians React After President Buhari Congratulated Gov Yahaya Bello

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state on his reelection
  • The president in a series of tweets a few hours ago, among other things urged the reelected Kogi state governor to use his second term to improve the lives of Kogites

Some Nigerians however are not happy that President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello on his election victory as they stated that the election was fraught with irregularities.

While congratulating Governor Bello, President Buhari writes:

“Congratulations to Governor Yahaya Bello on his re-election. It was a race well run and a victory well won. I urge him to see his renewed mandate as another opportunity to build on the foundations already laid towards improving the lives of the people of Kogi State.

READ THIS TOO: Gov Yahaya Bello Reelected, Defeats Other Candidates In Kogi Guber Poll

“I commend INEC & security agencies for discharging their responsibilities under difficult conditions. The violence that took place, and loss of lives, by thugs doing the bidding of their political sponsors, is condemnable. There is no room in our democracy for electoral violence.

“I commiserate with the families and loved ones of all those who lost their lives. All political actors and stakeholders must take deliberate steps to eschew electoral violence as a peaceful and orderly process is vital to our quest for enduring democracy.

President Muhammadu Buhari flanked by APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state before the Saturday, November 16 governorship election

“Let me enjoin Governor Bello to imbibe the spirit of magnanimity in victory by extending a hand of partnership to opposition candidates, and also ask that all those dissatisfied with the outcome of the election should, in seeking redress, approach the courts.”

Some Nigerians who stated that the election in Kogi state falls below standard reacted to President Buhari’s congratulatory message:

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