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Kogi election: Court Dismisses appeal filed by Wada against Yahaya Bello

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The supreme Court in its Judgement delivered earlier on Monday, the Apex Court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, disagreed with the appeal filed on 5 grounds by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Kogi Governorship Election Musa Wada, against the governor on election related issues and corruptions.

Mr Wada said that the election held on November 16, 2019, was filled with serious electoral corruptions and rigging and that Governor yahaya Bello didn’t secure the highest number of votes as claimed.

The apex court also dismissed the seven grounds of appeal filed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its candidate, Natasha Akpoti, which includes an allegation of age falsification against the Deputy Governor of kogi state.

Other members who make up this panel include Justices Sylvester Ngwuta, Kudirat Kekere Ekun, Inyang Okoro, Amina Augie, Uwani Abba-Aji, Olabode Rhodes Vivour.

Mr Wada approached the Supreme Court after his petition was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on July 4th, 2020 with a split decision of two to one.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returned Bello as the duly elected governor of kogi state on November 18, 2019, having scored the highest number of votes in the poll and having been found qualified.

He got a total of 406,222 votes to beat his closest rival, Wada who scored 189,704 votes and Akpoti who gained a total vote of 9,482.

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