The Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, has said that the situation in the state has now been controlled.
Wada, who spoke against the backdrop of the confusion that attended the Supreme Court judgement sacking five governors over their bid to elongate their tenure in Kogi State, said that the process for reconciling all aggrieved parties had begun.
Shortly after the Supreme Court judgement that sacked the five governors, former Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, moved to swear-in Wada, who was elected in the gubernatorial election that took place in the state last month.
But the Federal Government in a statement by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justive, Mohammed Bello Adoke, said that the speakers of the five states Houses of Assembly affected by the judgement should be inaugurated as the acting governors of their states.
Hence, while the President of the Kogi State Customary Court of Appeal swore-in Wada, the Chief Judge of the state, Nasir A. Ajanah, inaugurated the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Rt. Hon.
This led to confusion in the state until the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Monday pronounced Wada the legally elected governor of Kogi State.
After the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today, Wada told
newsmen: “The situation is now under control.
“The party’s leadership, the Presidency have made a decision that I am the elected governor of Kogi State by God’s grace.”
Wada said he was working towards reconciling all the aggrieved parties in the state, adding: We are working hard through a reconciliation committee and the party leadership in the state.
“In a few days’ time all the aggrieved parties will be brought together because I intend to run a very inclusive government.
“The state belongs to all of us.
“The state is bigger than all of us.
“We have a lot of work to do and I just want to get on with it.”