BREAKING: Governor Bello Floors Wada, PDP as Kogi Tribunal Throws Out Suit


Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition of former Kogi State governor and PDP candidate Idris Wada challenging the legitimacy of Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi State.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Halima Mohammed, held that Wada’s suit lack of merit and substantial claims.

Earlier on Monday, the tribunal dismissed Faleke’s petition, saying he could not be declared governor of Kogi State because he was not nominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as its substantive candidate in the 2015 Kogi governorship election.

Justice Mohammed stated that the APC was right to have nominated Bello to replace the late Abubakar Audu as its candidate in the December 2015 supplementary election.‎

The judge held that Faleke had no locus-standi to file the petition since he was not nominated by the APC as its governorship candidate.‎

The justice further said that “votes cast in an election belong to a political party,” which nominates‎ a candidate; hence it was lawful for the party to transfer votes polled by Audu to Bello.

More to come….

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