Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
Appeal Court in Abuja has reserved judgement in appeals challenging the decision of the Kogi State Governorship Election Tribunal which upheld Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election.
The appellate court said it would communicate the date it would deliver the judgment to the parties.
The court reserved the judgment after hearing submissions from all parties involved in the matter.
The appeals were filed by James Faleke of the APC and Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party against the decision of the tribunal which last month upheld the election Bello as the validly elected governor.
Arguing the case of Faleke, his counsel Akin Olujimi, SAN urged the court to set aside the decision of the tribunal and invalidate the election of Yahaya Bello on the ground that Bello was not properly nominated.
He argued hat Bello did not undergo all the electioneering processes as required by law before he emerged as his party’s candidate in re-run election.
Olujimi therefore urged the court to allow the appeal and declare Faleke as the proper person for the governorship seat.
Further details later