Federal High Court Delivers Judgment on the Disqualification of Yahaya Bello

Federal High Court Delivers Judgment on the Disqualification of Yahaya Bello

The Federal High Court, has turned down the request to hear a suit seeking for the disqualification of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, from participating in the Governorship election in the State, scheduled for November 16, 2019.

Justice Ijoema Ojukwu, in a ruling on Friday, elected to transfer the suit filed by an Aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Natasha Akpoti, to the court’s Lokoja Division.

Akpoti, in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/122/2019, claimed that Bello engaged in double registration as a voter in 2011 and 2017, and therefore, prayed the court to bar him from contesting election for any public office for 10 years.

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