Supreme Court Upholds Bello As Governor Of Kogi State

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

In a unanimous judgment, the apex court dismissed the appeal filed by former governor, Idris Wada and James Faleke, running mate to the Late Abubakar Audu, who was the initial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Supreme Court said it will give reasons for its judgment on September 30, 2016



    Recall that the Kogi State election petition tribunal and the court of appeal had also dismissed petitions against the governor for lacking in merit.

    The APC had substituted Bello as its governorship candidate following the death of Audu while the election was yet to be concluded.

    The party, however, retained Faleke as its deputy governorship candidate but the Lawmaker rejected the position, insisting that he should be the governorship candidate and not Bello.

    Former governor, Wada, on the other hand, is positing that since he was the runner up to the late Audu, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should declare him winner of the election, and consequently, Governor of Kogi State.

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