Court gives go-ahead order to INEC on Kogi’s Saturday supplementary election


An Federal High Court has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC) to hold the supplementary election in Kogi on Saturday December 5.
The judge, Gabriel Kolawole who also struck out all four cases instituted before it in respect of the November 21 governorship election in Kogi state said the court lacks the jurisdiction to hear the case.

Kolawole said any grievances arising from the election should be directed to the governorship election tribunal.
He said passing judgment on the reliefs would mean usurping the powers of the governorship election tribunal that would be constituted by the President of the Court of Appeal after the supplementary election fixed for Saturday has been held.

He said the court affirms that INEC has he power to conduct the November 21 election and the supplementary one to hold on Saturday.

Kolawole while striking out the suit by the current governor, Idris Wada and that of James Faleke, the running mate to the All Progressives Congress APC) candidate, Audu Abubakar that died, he declared that their cases lacked merit

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