Democrat: Gov. Wada Sets Up Kogi Transition Committee

Democrat: Gov. Wada Sets Up Kogi Transition Committee

By The Nation on December 9, 2015
Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State

Kogi State Governor Idris Wada yesterday announced the setting up of a transition committee to facilitate handover to a new government.

Wada, who lost his bid for a second tenure, will hand over to Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who won last Saturday’s poll.

The governor, whose four- year term will end on January 26, vowed to challenge the result of the election.

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

The committee, Wada noted, is to work with a

similar committee by the APC to ensure a smooth transition.

He also set up a steering committee to be headed by Deputy Governor Yomi Awoniyi.

Wada said he would challenge the result of the election in court.

He was addressing Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) stakeholders at a meeting in Lokoja.

Wada 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.

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