Appeal Court Affirms Yahaya Bello’s Election As Kogi Governor



The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Mr Yahaya Bello as the governor of Kogi State.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

A five-man panel of justices of the court upheld Governor Bello’s election in a judgement delivered on Saturday in the nation’s capital.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The court had dismissed the appeals filed by four political parties challenging the governor’s re-election in the November 2019 governorship poll.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Those who filed the appeals were the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Action Peoples Party (APP), and the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP).(Wapbaze_Copyright)


On the APP’s appeal, Justice Mohammed Shuaibu dismissed the appeal filed by the party in a unanimous judgment.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He also affirmed the decision of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which dismissed the petition filed by the APP and awarded a cost of N100,000 against the party.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

In its appeal, APP had claimed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) unlawfully excluded it from the governorship election in Kogi State.(Wapbaze_Copyright)


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