The Kogi State governorship election petition tribunal has affirmed the election of Governor Yahaya Bello as the duly elected governor of Kogi State.
The tribunal, sitting in Abuja, delivered it judgement on Saturday. It dismissed the petition of the People’s Democratic Party candidate, Engr Musa Wada.
Justice Kashim Kaigama, who headed the three-man panel, and another member, Justice Baraka Wali, held that the petitioners failed to prove any of the grounds of their petition.
But dissenting, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele in his minority judgment upheld the petitioners’ case by nullifying the results in seven out of the 21 local government areas in the state, sacked Bello as the winner of the disputed election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh election in seven local governments within three months.
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