Supreme Court to rule on Yahaya Bello's election, Aug 31

Kofi State Governor, Yahaya Bello: Supreme Court to rule on election, August 31
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Emeh Joy

The Supreme Court has fixed Monday, August 31, 2020, for judgments on two appeals challenging the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

The court's seven-man panel was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed who fixed the date after lawyers representing the appellants and the respondents in the two cases adopted their briefs of argument on Tuesday.

The Peoples Democratic Party and the Socialist Democratic Party, along with their respective governorship candidates who were not satisfied with the outcome of the November 16, 2019 poll were the two parties that filed the separate appeals.

The Democratic People's Party also filed a third appeal which sought for the nullification of the election on the grounds of unlawful exclusion.

However, the appeal was later withdrawn at the last minute by the party's lawyer, Mr M.S. Ibrahim.

Ibrahim was about to adopt his brief of argument when members of the Supreme Court's panel made it known to him that the appeal was a mere academic exercise.

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