Governor Yahaya Bello

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello Wins At Supreme Court

According to Sahara Reporters, the election of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

This news follows a protracted political and legal battle for the governorship in Kogi State following the death of gubernatorial candidate Abubakar Audu moments before his confirmation by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC).

The the seven-man panel, lead by Justice Sylvester Nguta, dismissed the appeals filed by the former running mate of Mr. Audu, James Faleke and others. The justices stated that justification for their decision would be provided on September 30th.

The court’s decision, which was unanimous, made judicial history because the situation had never been accounted for in existing constitutional laws.

 

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