Appeal Court rules in suit against Gov Yahaya Bello’s election
An Abuja Court of Appeal sitting has affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as the Governor of Kogi State.
The five-man panel of the court led by Adamu Jauro in a unanimous judgment on Saturday, dismissed four appeals against the polls for lacking in merit.
The appeals were filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Actions Peoples Party (APP), and the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP).
Bello, who contested the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was reelected on November 16, 2019.
He garnered 406,222 votes to defeat PDP’s Musa Wada who polled 189,704 and Natasha Akpoti of the SDP, who pulled in 9,482 votes.
The governorship election petition tribunal had earlier dismissed a suit filed by Akpoti and SDP, for failing to prove the allegations of over-voting, massive thumb printing, voter intimidation, etc.
You may be interested
Place Buhari, Osinbajo, Govs on level 17 salary scale – Igbo Assemblyadmin - October 26, 2020
An Igbo group, Igbo National Stakeholders Assembly (INSA), has maintained that only restructuring of Nigeria would address the myriads of…
Arteta names Arsenal players responsible for 1-0 defeat to Leicester Cityadmin - October 26, 2020
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has pointed fingers at his forwards for failing to convert their numerous chances, during the 1-0…
Arteta given strong warning ahead of Man Utd game after losing 1-0 to Leicesteradmin - October 26, 2020
Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has warned that his former club could come unstuck against Manchester United on Sunday, after their…