Great Victory For Dino Melaye, As Federal High Court Set To Sack Governor Yahaya Bello

By Post Nigeria July 4, 2017 14:57

Great Victory For Dino Melaye, As Federal High Court Set To Sack Governor Yahaya Bello

A group of Kogi indigenes, have stormed a Federal High Court, in Abuja, on Tuesday, to declare the return and swearing-in of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, as the Governor of Kogi State, as null and void

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 Newsmen, on Tuesday, in Lokoja.

Michael Elokun, Ibrahim Sule, and Hawa Adamu, all registered voters in Kogi, are the electorate suing Bello, on behalf of over 1.2 million registered voters in the State.

Other defendants in the suit are: the All Progressives Party, APC; Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; as well as the Minister of Justice and the Attorney-General of the Federation.
In the originating summons, supported by a 19-paragraph affidavit, the petitioners are asking the court to remove the Governor, on grounds that he is not a registered voter in Kogi State.

The petitioners, also urged the court to remove Bello, on the grounds that he was not validly nominated in writing to contest the 2015 Governorship election, by any registered voter in the State.

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

Elokun, Sule, and Adamu, want the court to affirm that since Bello was not a registered voter in Kogi, he could not be nominated for any elective position, or be voted for by the electorate in the State.

On this premise, the petitioners are asking the court to declare as null and void, the declaration of Bello as the winner of the Governorship election held in the State, in 2015, by INEC.

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