Supreme Court Dismisses PDP’s Appeal against Bello’s Election as Kogi Gov

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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the appeal of the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Engineer Musa Wada, and its party against the election of Mr Yahaya Bello as Governor of Kogi State.

The apex court in a unanimous judgment dismissed the appeal for lacking in merit and upheld the concurrent decisions of the Court of Appeal and the majority judgment of the Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

The lead judgment read by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, held that the appellants were unable to prove allegations of electoral malpractice in the November 16 governorship election.

The apex court held that failure of the appellants to call polling units agents was fatal to their case, adding that the appellants merely dumped documents that could not be attached probate value.

The apex court is set to deliver judgment in SDP’s appeal.

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