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Supreme Court Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Election As Kogi Governor

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has upheld the election of Governor as governor.

Supreme Court Upholds Yahaya Bello's Election As Kogi Governor
Supreme Court Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Election As Kogi Governor

The apex court on Monday dismissed the appeal filed on five grounds by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (), against Bello’s victory.

In his appeal, Wada had claimed that the November 16, 2019, governorship election in the state, was riddled with serious electoral infractions; rigging and over-voting.

The former PDP governorship candidate also claimed that Bello didn’t secure the highest vote.

However, the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, other members of the panel like Justices Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Sylvester Ngwuta, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Inyang Okoro, Amina Augie, and Uwani Abba-Aji dismissed the appeal.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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