Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Supreme Court to decide fate of Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, today

The Supreme Court will, Tuesday, deliver judgement on various appeals challenging the election of the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.

Two of the appeals were filed by a former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada and the former deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, James Faleke.

The election was held in November 21, 2015 while the re-run was held on December 5, 2015.

The appeal of the candidate of the Labour Party in the election is among those pending in the nation’s highest court.

Mr. Wada, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Mr. Faleke had approached the Supreme Court in August challenging Mr. Bello’s victory at the Court of Appeal.

The appellate court had upheld an earlier judgement in June by the Kogi State Governorship Election Tribunal, which gave victory to the governor.

Shortly after the November 21 election, Mr. Faleke approached the tribunal seeking to be declared winner of the poll, which was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The commission had declared Mr. Bello the winner of the re run.

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