Court of Appeal affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi state governor

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Court of Appeal affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi state governor

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello.

 

In a judgement delivered today July 4, the five-man panel of justices of the court upheld Governor Bello’s election, dismissing the appeals filed by four political parties challenging the governor’s re-election in the November 2019 governorship poll.

 

Those who filed the appeals were the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Action Peoples Party (APP), and the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP).

 

In its appeal, APP had claimed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) unlawfully excluded it from the governorship election in the state. While delivering judgment, Justice Mohammed Shuaibu dismissed the party’s appeal. He also affirmed the decision of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which dismissed the petition filed by the APP and awarded a cost of N100,000 against the party.

 

The appellate court also dismissed the appeal…



Source: Linda Ikeji