Kogi governorship election: Tribunal affirms Yahaya Bello as governor

Kogi governorship election: Tribunal affirms Yahaya Bello as governor

- The governorship election of Yahaya Bello has been upheld by the Kogi election tribunal

- The verdict was delivered by a three-man panel of judges in Abuja

- The panel dismissed the case filed by Musa Wada of the PDP challenging Bello’s election

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The Kogi governorship election tribunal has upheld the election of the APC governorship candidate, Yahaya Bello.

The tribunal in a ruling on Saturday, May 23, in Abuja dismissed the case filed by Musa Wada of the PDP, PM News reports.

Kogi governorship election: Tribunal affirms Yahaya Bello as governor
The tribunal ruled that the case of Musa Wada of the PDP lacked merit. Photo credits: Vanguard/Pulse.ng
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The three-man panel of judges in a unanimous judgment ruled that the petition of Musa Wada lacked merit.

The tribunal also asked Wada to pay N500,000 as costs to the APC and INEC for his frivolous claims.

The PDP candidate who was apparently dissatisfied with the ruling said he would challenge the judgment at the Court of Appeal.

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He vowed to seek for justice and reclaim what he termed as stolen mandate.

In another report, the Kogi state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has cried out saying the lack of enough testing for coronavirus in the state is putting doctors and other health workers at great risk.

According to Daily Trust, the NMA Kogi state chairman, Dr. Kabir Zubair, speaking with journalists on Thursday, May 21, in Lokoja, said such a challenge is affecting other clinical issues.

Zubair stated this in reaction to the report that only one sample had been sent in for test by the state to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which turned out negative.

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He said this had triggered agitation from members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), who are among the first to attend to suspected coronavirus cases and the most exposed healthcare workers in the state.

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Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has raised a fresh alarm over the Covid-19 status of Kogi, with the agency disclosing that only one test was carried out in the northcentral state. Kogi is the only state yet to officially record any case of coronavirus in the country after Cross Rivers.

Amid growing concern over the state government's utter denial of the presence of coronavirus, NCDC said Kogi only conducted just one Covid-19 test. The disease control agency made the shocking disclosure in its situational report for Tuesday, May 18.

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