The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, Kogi state chapter, has appealed to outgoing Governor Idris Wada, to rethink his decision to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s declaration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as governor-elect of the state.
Wada, whose second term ambition was thwarted by defeat in the governorship election concluded by INEC on December 5, is set to hand-over to Bello of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on January 27, 2016.
But the outgoing governor has vowed to approach the Election Petitions Tribunal to declare him governor by virtue of the fact that he scored the second highest number of votes in the November 21 inconclusive election, following the demise of the APC candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu.
Appealing to Mr. Wada to back down on his planned litigations, the CNPP said the move would distract the incoming administration and hinder its taking off on a good note.
A statement jointly signed by the state Chairman, Alhaji Abdanis Abubakar Ibrahim and Secretary, Ilyas said Bello needed to be given an atmosphere that would enable him perform.
The CNPP, however, commended the measures taken so far by the Wada-led administration towards ensuring a smooth transition to the incoming government.