Kogi Governorship Tribunal: Parties Close Petitions, Tribunal Reserves Judgment


All parties involved in the Kogi State governorship election tussle on Tuesday closed their petition before the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for kogi State sitting in Abuja.

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Counsel to the African Democratic Congress, one of the parties in the matter, Oba Maduabuchi, told the tribunal that he had filed the party’s final written address.

Maduabuchi prayed the court to nullify the election of Governor Yahaya Bello on the grounds that he did poll the highest majority of votes during the election.

He also told the tribunal that the election of the governor was devoid of the principle of the Electoral Act hence, should be nullified.

Counsel to Bello, Babatunde Daudu, prayed the tribunal to discountenance and dismiss the ADC petition.

“The ADC petition lacks merit and there is no standard ground for which the petition should be given victory,” Daudu said.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Halima Muhammad, reserved judgment after all the parties had filed their final written addresses.

Muhammad said the judgment date would be communicated to all parties in the matter.


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