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Kogi Governorship Battle: Tribunal To Fix Date For Judgment

Yahaya bello3The Chairman of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for kogi State sitting in Abuja, Justice Halima Muhammad, has announced that he will soon fix a definite date for the judgment in the case.

Muhammad said the judgment date would be communicated to all parties in the matter.

This followed the completion of all the petitions as announced by Counsel to the African Democratic Congress (ADC), one of the parties in the matter, Oba Maduabuchi.

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, the Counsel said that he had filed the party’s final written address.

Maduabuchi prayed the court to nullify the election of Governor Yahaya Bello on the grounds that he did not poll the highest majority of votes during the election.

He also told the tribunal that the election of the governor was devoid of the principle of the Electoral Act hence, should be nullified.

Counsel to Bello, Babatunde Daudu, prayed the tribunal to discountenance and dismiss the ADC petition.

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“The ADC petition lacks merit and there is no standard ground for which the petition should be given victory,” Daudu said.

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