Kogi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Begins Sitting

The Kogi State governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday commenced proceedings. The tribunal headed by Justice Alima ‎Mohammed, however adjourned the sitting of the tribunal to … Continue reading Kogi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Begins Sitting


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akwa ibom-benue, tribunal-sarakiThe Kogi State governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday commenced proceedings.

The tribunal headed by Justice Alima ‎Mohammed, however adjourned the sitting of the tribunal to 4thof march for pre-trial hearing to enable parties in the suit to exchange briefs.

In his petition, the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, Representative James Falake is asking the tribunal to declare him governor.

According to Mr Faleke, the governor did not participate fully in the polls as such he cannot be given the privilege of becoming the governor.

The immediate past governor, Captain Idris Wada on his part is asking the tribunal to set aside Governor Yahaya Bello’s election because he was not validly elected.

According to him Mr Bello is an interloper who did not participate in the election.

Other parties in the case, the Progressive People Alliance (PPA), Labour Party (LP), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), are all asking the tribunal to set aside the election of Governor Yahaya Bello.