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Appeal Court affirms Yahaya Bello as the duly elected Governor of Kogi State

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The court on Saturday, July 4, 2020, dismissed four appeals challenging the governor’s victory at the November 16, 2019 poll.

In a separate but unanimous judgment, the five-man panel of the court led by Adamu Jauro threw out the four appeals for lacking in merit.

The dismissed appeals were filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, the Actions ’s Party, the Social Democratic Party, and the Democratic People’s Party.

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Of the four appeals, the one file by the PDP alongside his candidate, Musa Wada was said to be the most keenly fought.

Bello was reelected as Kogi State Governor on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in November 2019.

The governor polled 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada, who polled 189,704.

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