Supreme Court Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Election As Kogi Governor

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in the November 16 governorship election.

A seven-member panel of justices on Monday unanimously dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP candidate, Musa Wada for being unmeritorious.

The main judgment read by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji said the Grounds 1, 2, 3 of the appeal hinged on alleged overvoting, card reader malfunction and electoral violence were not proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Kogi State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which sat in Abuja had in July dismissed the petition, while the Court of Appeal in Abuja on August 4 also affirmed the Marjory judgment of the tribunal.

The panel is presenting delivering judgment on the appeal by the Social Democratic Party SDP candidate, Natasha Akpoti challenging the outcome of the November 16, 2019 election.

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