Kogi Election: Wada Sets Up Transition Committee

Kogi-election-Idris-Wada-Yahaya-BelloGovernor Idris Wada of Kogi State yesterday announced the setting up of a transition committee to facilitate smooth handover to a new government to be headed by Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Wada, who lost his bid for a second tenure, however, vowed to challenge the result of the governorship election in which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Bello as winner.

The governor said the committee, to be headed by Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede, is expected to manage the process leading to the January 27, 2016 hand over date.

The committee, Wada noted, is to work with a similar committee by the APC to ensure a smooth transition.

The outgoing governor also set up a steering committee to be headed by Deputy Governor Yomi Awoniyi.

Meanwhile, Wada during an address at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders meeting in Lokoja, said he would challenge the result of the election in court.

Governor Wada, who was the PDP candidate in the highly controversial election, said he wanted to seek interpretation of the law and relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act in connection with the election.