Court Of Appeal Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Election As Kogi Governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as the governor of Kogi State.

On Saturday, a five-man panel of justices of the court upheld the election of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a judgement.

The court dismissed the appeals filed by four political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Action Peoples Party (APP), and the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP).

They were challenging the governor’s re-election in the 2019 governorship poll.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Recall that the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had earlier affirmed his election, dismissing all petitions for lacking in merit.

Bello was reelected as governor of the state on November 16, 2019.

He polled 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada of the PDP who polled 189,704, and Natasha Akpoti of the SDP, who got 9,482.

According to results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the governor won in 12 out of the 21 local government areas of the state.

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