Kogi Election Tribunal: Fate of Governor Bello, Wada to be sealed Today

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The battle between Musa Wada, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi and Governor Yahaya Bello will be decided upon on Saturday, May 23.

The date was fixed by the Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.

Going by a letter signed by the secretary of the tribunal, Umar Abubakar, the trial will begin at 10am on Saturday

And in line with the NJCs directive for the observance of social distancing in the Courts ( Election Tribunals inclusive), each party is to be represented by 5 lawyers and 3 non lawyers.

The names of the 3 people should be forwarded to the Secretary of the Tribunal on or before 6:00am of tomorrow 23rd May, 2020 as no other person will be allowed in to the Court and its premises other than those whose names were submitted.

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The questions on the lips of Kogi People is whether the Peoples Democratic Party would stop Gov. Bello, question Hon. Kingsley Fanwo and Hon. Asiwaju Idris Asiru say is impossible.

Since the release of the date, fear Fear, apprehension and anxiety seems to have gripped the two camps of what the likely outcome would be.

The PDP is seeking to stop the declaration that Gov. Yahaya Bello is Governor, insisting that the Election was marred by widespread irregularities.

The APC is however not taken the allegations with kids gloves described the PDP as a bad loser after lossing woefully the last election.

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The Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Bello, says his party and the governor, would emerge victorious, maintaining that the election was free fair and credible.

This was however not the thinking of the Camp of Wada, with Austin Okai insisting that the election was the worst witnessed in history of the state, said when the over and multiple voting as discovered through the forensic is subtracted, the PDP would emerge victorious I Saturday’s ruling.

For now all eyes is on the three man panel of justices led by Ibrahim Kaigama to determine where the pendulum swings. But before that it is done, fear has gripped the major Political actor, and are all apprehensive of where the pendulum swings too.

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