Supreme Court Upholds Election Of Yahaya Bello As Kogi Governor
The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
The seven-man panel headed by Justice Sylvester Ngwata affirmed the election after listening to the closing statements of all the counsel.
The court in a unanimous judgement dismissed the appeal filed by Hon. James Faleke, the deputy to Late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the APC aand Captain Idris Wada of the PGP.
The court said it will give reasons for its judgement on September 30, 2016
The election petition tribunal of the state and the court of appeal had dismissed their petitions against the governor for lacking in merit.
The All Progressives Congress substituted Bello as its governorship candidate and retained Faleke as its deputy governorship candidate after Audu died at the conclusion of the first round of the election held on November 21.