Kogi State Governor, Capt. Idris Wada, has assured his supporters that the election tribunal will do justice to the confusion surrounding the governorship poll.
Addressing PDP stakeholders at the Government House, Lokoja, Tuesday, the governor said the tribunal will soon decide whether it is legal for a political party to have two candidates in the course of election and whether a person’s votes could be transferred to another person.
“As my tenure winds up on January 27, 2016, I have already constituted a transition committee to ensure smooth handover of power. This is our obligation as a government.
“However, with the Governorship Election Tribunal already in place, we shall soon be going before them to ask germane questions. As far as the law is concerned, we have not seen where it was written that a person’s votes can be transferred to another. We are sure of victory.
He added “As a person, I do not have problems with anyone. I am a peace loving person but the issue at stake is a constitutional one that must be given attention for the sake of posterity.”
Responding on behalf of Kogi West and Kogi Central, former Deputy Governor of the State, Chief Sam Ola Akande, appealed to the governor to assembly a team of competent lawyers to ensure that what rightly belongs to the PDP was not thrown away.
He said the issue at hand is alien to the Nigerian constitution and should therefore be treated with utmost care and dexterity. He hailed the governor as a humble leader who has laid the foundation for the development of the state.
The transition committee set up by the governor was headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Gbemiro Jegede.