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Kogi Guber: Tribunal Dismisses PDP’s Petition, Affirms Yahaya Bello Election

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The election of as the governor of has been upheld by the Governorhip Election Petition Tribunal.

Kogi Guber: Tribunal Dismisses PDP's Petition, Upholds Yahaya Bello Election
Yahaya Bello(right) & Engr. Musa Wada

The petition filed by Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party () in the 2019 election was as well dismissed.

In a judgment of two to one, delivered by the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Kashim Kaigama, on Saturday, the tribunal held that the petitioner failed to prove the allegations of over-voting, massive thumb printing, voter intimidation, and other electoral malpractices.

Kogi Guber: Tribunal Dismisses PDP's Petition, Upholds Yahaya Bello Election
Kogi Guber: Tribunal Dismisses PDP’s Petition, Upholds Yahaya Bello Election

The tribunal also awarded a cost of one million naira to be paid by the petitioners, PDP and Musa Wada to INEC, Yahaya Bello and who are the respondents.

In a dissenting judgment, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele nullified the election of Governor Yahaya Bello and ordered INEC to conduct fresh elections in seven local government areas where the petitioners proved their allegations of over-voting, thuggery, voter intimidation, massive thumb printing, and other electoral malpractices.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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