The Court of Appeal in Abuja, has on Saturday, affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as the Governor of Kogi State. The court dismissed four appeals challenging his victory at the November 16, 2019 poll.

In separate but unanimous judgments, the five-man panel of the court led by Justice Adamu Jauro dismissed the four appeals for lack of merit.

The appeals were filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, the Actions People’s Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Democratic People’s Party.

Among the four appeals, that filed by the PDP along with its governorship candidate, Musa Wada, was the most keenly fought.

The three-man panel of the Kogi State Governorship Election Tribunal which sat in Abuja was unable to reach a unanimous decision in the case, as a result, it delivered a split judgment of two-to-one in favour of Bello’s election.


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