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Kogi gov’ship election: Tuesday is judgement day for Yahaya Bello



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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello will on Tuesday 25th August, 2020 face the final judgement on the most controversial election that brought him to office for the second time.

To that effect, the Supreme Court has issued notices to the contending parties.

It was ascertained on Saturday that Supreme Court’s hearing will be between the governor, PDP’s Engr. Musa Wada and two other appeals who equally challenged the election that took place on November, 19, 2019.

In a notice sent to the contending parties, the Supreme Court’s Head of litigation, Ibrahim Gold emphasised on the observation of COVID-19 protocols, meaning that they would be restricted number of people that are allowed into the Court room.

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The Supreme Court where the case will be decided is located in between the National Assembly complex and the Presidential villa, Abuja.

Details of those allowed include five lawyers per parties to the suit whose names are on Counsel’s list. “Take notice that the above Appeal will be listed for hearing before the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

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Notices reads: “And further take notice that in accordance with the Supreme Court Rules, this Notice is deemed sufficiently served on you if it is delivered on your Information and Communication gadgets.

“Further take notice that COVID-19 protocols shall be fully and strictly enforced. It’s only the Counsel who are appearing and whose name is entered in the Counsel List (not more than 5 Counsel per Appearance) will be admitted into the Court and no more.”

The three appeals coming up for hearing at the Supreme Court on Tuesday are against the July 4, 2020 judgments of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the victory of Bello in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

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Meanwhile, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who called our correspondent from Idah in Kogi East Senatorial District said there is tension among the people as rumours of PDP winning was rife.

According to him, people are always on social media monitoring the turn of events.


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