Abuja Court tosses out suit seeking Bello’s Disqualification

A Federal High Court has turned down the request to hear a suit seeking the disqualification of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello from participating in the governorship election scheduled for November 16, 2019 in the state.

Justice Ijoema Ojukwu, in a ruling on Friday, elected to transfer the suit, filed by an aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, to the court’s Lokoja division.

Akpoti, in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/122/2019 claimed that  Bello engaged in double registration as a voter in 2011 and 2017, and therefore prayed the court to bar him from contesting election for any public office for 10 years.

Incumbent governor Bello is the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress in next month’s gubernatorial election in the state.

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