JUST IN: Supreme Court upholds Kogi governor’s election
The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi state.
Presided by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad on Monday, the apex court dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s, appeal challenging the outcome of the election.
The lead judgment, which was prepared by Justice Inyang Okoro, was read by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji.
The apex court resolved all the five issues raised for determination in the appeal against the PDP and its governorship candidate in the disputed poll, Musa Wada, who jointly filed the appeal.
It declared the appellants’ appeal as lacking in merit.
“Having resolved all the five issues against the appellants, it is abundantly clear that the appeal is devoid of any scintilla of merit and it is accordingly dismissed,” the court ruled.
Other members that agreed with the lead judgments were, Justices Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Sylvester Ngwuta, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, and Amina Augie.