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    Supreme Court Affirms Yahaya Bello As Kogi Governor

    Yahaya Bello remains the elected governor of Kogi state, the Supreme Court ruled today, bringing to an end all the acrimonies around the election last year.

    The court which held all the nation on tenterhooks, while awaiting the judgement dismissed all the appeals filed by all the parties against Bello’s election last year.

    It dismissed the appeal by James Faleke, the deputy governorship candidate of Abubakar Audu, who died before the election result was announced and who was substituted in the supplementary election by Bello.

    Faleke contended that Audu had won the election and there was no need for the supplementary election. He argued further that as the joint holder of Audu’s ticket, he should be declared the winner of the election.

    But the justices did not agree with him.

    His appeal was dismissed for lacking in merit. The justices affirmed the decisions of the lower courts.

    The court also dismissed former Governor Idris Wada’s case against Bello.

    Also dismissed were appeals filed by the ADC and the Labour Party.

    The justices said reasons for all the failed applications would be given on Friday, the 30th of September, 2016.

    There were five appeals in all against the Court of Appeal rulings which upheld the election of Governor Bello.

    Audu of the All Progressives Congress died before the final announcement of results election conducted on November 21, 2015 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The election was declared inconclusive.
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