Appeal Court Affirms Bello’s Re-election As Kogi Gov

July 5, 2020
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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Mr Yahaya Bello as the governor of Kogi State.

A five-man panel of justices of the court upheld Governor Bello’s election in a judgement delivered yesterday.

The court had dismissed 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).

On the APP’s appeal, Justice Mohammed Shuaibu dismissed the appeal filed by the party in a unanimous judgment.

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.

In its appeal, APP had claimed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) unlawfully excluded it from the governorship election
in Kogi State.

Similarly, the appellate court dismissed the appeal filed by the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) against Governor Bello’s victory in the November 2019
governorship election.

DPP’s appeal was also dismissed in a unanimous decision while the SDP
candidate, Natasha Akpoti, lost her bid to unseat Governor Bello.

In its judgement, the court held that Akpoti could not prove the allegations of corruption and voter intimidation against the governor.

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