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Kogi governorship election petition tribunal commences sitting on Saturday
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 23 Nov 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The Kogi Off-Cycle Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, presided over by the President of the Court of Appeal (COA), Justice Monica Bolna’an-Dongban, is set to convene on Saturday.

Mr David Umar-Mike, Secretary of the Tribunal, confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday.

Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the November 11 election with 446,237 votes, while his closest challenger, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), received 259,052 votes.

The tribunal secretary said: “By God’s grace, the tribunal will be sitting this Saturday, Nov. 25. We will take exparte motions.

“This is because all we have at hand right now are the exparte motions that will be taken on that Saturday.

“But the work proper may take a few more days because counsels will have to go and start looking for documents at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the rest of them before they file their various petitions.”


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