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Kogi: Delivery of judgement begins

Published on December 4, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

James Faleke and late Abubakar Audu

James Faleke and late Abubakar Audu

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of Federal High Court, Abuja, entered the court room around 11.55am to begin delivery of the judgement in the five suits filed on Kogi 21 November gubernatorial election.

The election was declared inconclusive by the Independent national Electoral Commission, INEC.

However, on Sunday, 22 November, the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abubakar Audu, died, just when he was coasting home to victory.

His sudden death led to the multiple cases the court is deciding right now.

Meanwhile, there are reports that the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Dekina Local Government area of Kogi State has been set ablaze by yet to be identified persons.

According to Per Second News, the office was set ablaze alongside with sensitive materials for the Dec. 5 governorship supplementary election in 91 polling units across 18 local government councils.

Dekina Local Government is one of the councils where the supplementary election will hold.

Reacting to the incident, the state Resident Electoral Commission (REC), Mallam Halilu Pai confirmed the burning of the office at about 2am and said that the development would not affect the forthcoming election.

He said that the burnt election materials are being replaced immediately while INEC had also relocated to a temporary office in the same Dekina.

“We will not succumb to the undemocratic antics of some few, replacement of the election materials are already on the way . The election will go on as scheduled,” Pai said.

More later…

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