Gov Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State defeated his opponent at the Supreme Court.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has said that the judgment delivered by the Supreme Court affirming his election would enable him to focus more on delivering the dividends of democracy to his people.
Governor Sani Bello remarked in his office, yesterday shortly after the Supreme Court pronounced him the duly elected governor of the 2019 gubernatorial election in Niger State.
He reiterated that the present administration operates an all-inclusive government which allows everyone to make contributions towards the development of the state.
“I am glad this matter has come to end, complete end, it will allow us as state government to concentrate on what we are doing to meet to the aspirations of Nigerlites”’ he said.
He then called on everyone to join hands towards moving the state forward, irrespective of party differences or political ideologies.
“We have an all-inclusive government, anyone can come and participate,” he added.
Governor Sani Bello further called on Nigerlites to continue to support the government and maintain peace adding that no rancour was expected as the rule reflects the aspirations of Nigerlites.
He commended the judiciary for exhibiting the expected fairness and restoring the hope of Nigerlites and Nigerians at large in the justice system.
“We had a free and fair election that was won overwhelmingly, so it is not unusual for people who lost an election to go to the courts, our ability to accept defeat is not the same,” the governor stated.
The Supreme Court sitting in Abuja Wednesday struck out an appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Alh Umar Mohammed Nasko challenging the election of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State in the March 9, 2019 election.
The appeal filed by Umar Mohammed Nasko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was struck out by the apex court because it lacked merit.
In delivering judgement, Justice Mary Uwani Abaji held that the Supreme Court will not tamper with the concurrent decisions of both the Court of Appeal and the election petition tribunal.
A seven-man panel of the apex court Justices led by Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour heard the matter while justice Abaji delivered the lead judgement.