The Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has
declared Gov. Yahaya Bello as the winner of the November 16 Governoship Election.
Delivering Judgement today in Abuja, the Tribunal says the petition of the PDP lacks merit, pointing out that the petitioners could not prove there case beyond reasonable doubt.
In a Judgment read by Justices Kashim G. Kaigama, on behalf of the three man panel of Justices, consequently dismissed the petition by Engr Wada and the PDP.
But in a swift reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party and its Flagbearer, Engr. Musa Wada have said they would appeal the judgement, describing it as a miscarriage of Justice.
Spokesman of the PDP candidate, Austin Okai, made the disclosure, lamented that the Tribunal went on an adventure, looked the other way without looking at the issues raised by the petitioners, assured that the Judgment would be tested in the Appeal.
Engr Musa Wada and the PDP had in a petition marked EPT/KG/GOV/06/2019, challenged the victory of Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.
The petitioners alleged that the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State was marred by violence, over-voting and manipulation of figures and prayed that the Tribunal should declare him and his party winner of the election having scored the highest number of valid votes.
In the election, Wada scored 189,704 votes to emerge first runner-up while Yahaya Bello of APC scored 406,222 votes to emerge the winner of election, defeating the PDP candidate by a wide merging of 216,518 votes and set record as the highest marging ever in the history of the state Governoship Election.