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More Trouble in Kogi as electorates file suit to remove Governor Bello

The political controversy in Kogi State appears to be getting worse as some electorates have filed fresh suit before a


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More Trouble in Kogi as electorates file suit to remove Governor Bello
Governor Yahaya Bello

The political controversy in Kogi State appears to be getting worse as some electorates have filed fresh suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja, praying the Court to declare the return and swearing-in of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as unconstitutional, null and void, Fresh Angle International can report.

The suit number FHC/ABJ/C3/535/ /2017, was filed on June 16 before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court 3, Abuja, according to documents made available to Our Kogi State Correspondent.

The suit filed by Mr. Ibrahim Sule, Mr. Michael Elokun,  and Mrs. Hawa Adamu, all registered voters in Kogi State, are suing the governor allegedly on behalf of over 1.2 million registered voters in the State.

Other defendants in the suit are: the All Progressives Congress, APC, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC as well as the Minister of Justice and the Attorney-General of the Federation.

Supported by a 19-paragraph affidavit originating summon, the petitioners are calling for the removal of the governor on grounds that “he is not a registered voter in the state”, adding that  “he was not validly nominated in writing to contest the 2015 governorship election by any registered voter in the state”.

They contended that this was in accordance with Section 32 of the 2010 Electoral Act as amended.

Although no date has been fixed for hearing, the plaintiffs want the court to affirm that since Bello was not a registered voter in Kogi, he couldn’t’ have been nominated for any elective position or be voted for by the electorates in the state.

 


Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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