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    Tribunal dismisses Akpoti’s petition, affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

Tribunal dismisses Akpoti’s petition, affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

The Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed Yahaya Bello as the duly elected governor of Kogi state. The three-man panel of the tribunal led by Kashim Kaigama, on Monday, dismissed the suit filed by the Socialist Democratic Party (SDP) and Natasha Akpoti, its 2019 governorship candidate. Akpoti and her party had instituted the suit challenging Bello’s victory [...]

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    SDP quits INEC peace accord after attack on candidate’s convoy in Kogi

SDP quits INEC peace accord after attack on candidate’s convoy in Kogi

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has refused to sign the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) peace accord for the Kogi state governorship election. TheCable learnt SDP representative shunned the peace accord after the party's campaign train was attacked at the venue of the INEC meeting in Lokoja, the state capital, on Tuesday. Rotimi Oyekanmi, INEC spokesman, confirmed the development to journalists. The party’s [...]

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    Kogi election: Court orders INEC to restore SDP candidate

Kogi election: Court orders INEC to restore SDP candidate

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to restore Natasha Akpoti as candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state. Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, the presiding judge, gave the order on Thursday. She held that INEC has no power to disqualify any candidate for an election as contained in sections [...]

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    Yahaya Bello risks disqualification over ‘double registration’

Yahaya Bello risks disqualification over ‘double registration’

Natasha Akpoti, a member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has asked a federal high court in Abuja to disqualify Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, from the November 16 gubernatorial election, over alleged double registration as a voter. Akpoti was a governorship candidate but she was disqualified by the electoral commission over the invalid nomination of her running mate. In a suit [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Yahaya Bello has unleashed mayhem on my supporters, says senatorial candidate

TRENDING VIDEO: Yahaya Bello has unleashed mayhem on my supporters, says senatorial candidate

Natasha Akpoti, senatorial candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi central, has accused Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, of unleashing mayhem on her supporters. In a video posted, Akpoti accused the governor of  sending thugs to eliminate her supporters in Okene, a local government in Kogi central. "Last night was one of the longest nights of my life, at 11pm, [...]

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