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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Votes Belong To Political Parties, Supreme Court Declares

The Supreme Court yesterday, in its ruling affirming Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, as the validly elected governor of the state, declared that votes cast in an election belong to political parties, not candidates fielded by the parties.
The ruling by the apex court followed arguments by the counsels representing the various parties in the judgment which lasted several hours.
The Supreme Court’s judgment has brought to an end the entire rancor emanating from the election last year.
In a unanimous judgment, the seven-man panel presided over by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta dismissed all the appeals filed by the immediate past governor of the state, Captain Idris Wada, James Faleke, running mate of the All Progressives Candidate (APC) candidate in the November 21, 2015 governorship election, the late Prince Abubakar Audu and two others on grounds that they were lacking in merit.
The court, however, said it would provide reasons for its decision on September 30.

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