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Court dismisses suit challenging Yahaya Bello's election

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the appeals challenging the election of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

A five-man panel of judges dismissed the appeal filed by the Action Peoples Party, APP in a unanimous judgment.


Justice Mohammed Shuaibu who delivered the judgement also affirmed the decision of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which dismissed the petition filed by the party.


He also awarded a cost of N100,000 against the appellant.


In its appeal, APP had claimed that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC unlawfully excluded it from the governorship election in Kogi State.

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