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JUST IN: Supreme Court Okays Bello As Kogi Governor


By Ebitonye Akpodigha

The election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has been given a nod by the Supreme Court.

Mr Bello’s election as Governor of the state was affirmed by the apex court in Nigeria on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

The pronouncement was made after the seven-man panel headed by Justice Sylvester Ngwata listened to the closing statements of all the counsels involved in the case brought before the court.

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However, Justice Ngwata disclosed that the court will provide reasons for its decision on September 30, 2016.

Mr Bello replaced late Abubakar Audu in the Kogi rerun election in 2015, but late Audu’s running mate, Mr James Faleke, kicked against this and went to court to challenge the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to snub him for Mr Bello.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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