Supreme Court upholds election of Governor Yahaya Bello


The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

The seven-man panel headed by Justice Sylvester Ngwata affirmed the election after listening to the closing statements of all the counsel.

The court also said it will provide reasons for its decision on September 30.

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  • Olu-Lion

    congratulations. hope you will start to work now and stop playing politics as if you are still campaigning. As for Faleke and Idris Wada its high time to join hand together to fix a battered Kogi State.

  • Nemile

    Since the court has affirmed that people votes belong to the party. My question is: 1) Why cant we just vote for a party and allow such party decides who would be governors, president, senators etc after victory. 2) Why is there a need for a party to file in a better candidate for an election when the party own decides peoples votes not the candidate?

    • asuevie

      A thought provoking question…lol

    • Arabakpura

      If you go that route, the people will kill themselves by half before swearing ceremony! The difference is that somebody would have participated in the primaries! James Faleke did not participate in the primaries and his case is one of over ambition!

      • Femi

        Faleke has more claims to the post than Bello. Faleke took part in the campaigns, Bello did not. Indeed, he worked against the APC only to come through the backdoor to benefit from the sweat of others…

        • Arabakpura

          Other people took part in the campaigns including Dino Melaye who campaigned as if he was going to take over from the governor when elected!

  • Olatubosun

    God bless Nigeria and God bless buhari and his cabinets

  • Olatubosun

    God bless Nigeria
    God bless buhari
    And God bless Alhaji Lai Mohammed

    • AmenWolf

      You are dumb…

  • bello abdullahi

    Paraventure something happens to the candidate before INEC declares a winner the runners up takes over while if it happens after declaration the deputy takes over!The runners up took part in the primaries while if after election result has been announced the deputy takes over Ie JOnathan/Ramalan Yero etc.End of litigation.

  • Babatunde H. Oloruntola

    The attorney general Malami is the hero in all this by giving good counsel to both APC and INEC. He has proved that he knows his onions.

    • vagabonds in power

      Was he also there on the court verdict passed unto Amaechi—in Rivers state also-Una see why we have mumus like bingo buhari——-preside over the affairs of the shaky country like Nigeria-?———–Monkey

  • donMe$$i

    Yet another blow to Tinubu and the SW APC.
    Consolidation of Power by the Northern APC bloc(oligarchs) for 2019.
    d change don get K-leg o.

    • Ken

      It is unfortunate. But would Tinubu learn anything . The North has been dealing with him

      • donMe$$i

        He will learn the hard way this time cos he’s in the middle of the of the chief protagonists in this power drama.
        2019 will be a fight to the finish..APC Vs apc..WINNER TAKES IT ALL.
        Tinubu and the SW-APC are already on the back foot. The jagaban has unwittingly handed the (n)YAM & the Knife to his nemesis.
        Grab your popcorn bro..Real drama ahead!

        • AmenWolf

          Good for that bastard..

  • nimile

    (Since the court has affirmed that people votes belong to the party. My question is: 1) Why cant we just vote for a party and allow such party decides who would be governors, president, senators etc after victory. 2) Why is there a need for a party to file in a better candidate for an election when the party own/decides peoples votes not the candida)Nimile————–unquote—It started with that judgement on that 419 thief—Amaechi——————Again–be told that 99.9% of most court verdicts in Nigeria, are not based on the legal interpretation of the Law——Some of us knew long before now that- Bello who is the Abina of Aisha Bingo Buhari will carry the day not because what he did was right in the eyes of the law—but because he had his cock close to Aso Rock—–That is Nigeria and the Apes who hide under the laws of the jungle to perpetrate their evil acts against the masses——for u——————————————-Buhari is a crook and will remain one until death do us part——-

  • Ikechukwu_67

    Kobo-kobo Judiciary. Wayo, Wayo!! It is now clear the reason Bello has been moving billions out of the coffers of the government. It’s clear, he has “some people” to settle….

    • vagabonds in power

      To Aso Rock–where his cork lies—with lady gay Aisha—-say it—he moved the money to Aisha Bingo Buhari in aso rock

      • marcos avelino

        Uncouth savage no wonder from where you come from thrash from thrash

  • suleiman

    Even the Supreme Court is not insulated from political cronyism! This country is dead!

  • Onimisi

    Yes,let all detractors of the peoples’ Governor henceforth proceed to the court of law (if any). God is involved in Kogi and He is with the Anebira. Gov. Yahaya Adoza Bello is the chosen one.

  • Ken

    The Supreme Court has set a judicial precedence now. It is now a law that the party has a right even after the books of Inec have been closed. The Senate needs to amend the law immediately. I respect the Supreme Court; but in this case they just applied reason above legalities. They ought to follow Obande’s minority ruling. They must have weighed the total implications of another election- the money, logistics , security etc especially as APC was in clear lead. Well and good.

  • vagabonds in power

    This na Money Na hand back na ground verdict period–Where your cork lies there lies your hope in aso rock

  • front man

    Congrats to gov bello

  • AmenWolf

    No room for Thiefnubu’s stooge in the Middle belt.

  • MC

    Don’t really give a f*ck what happens in APC. It’s good they’re using the court to set negative records. With the way things are I foresee a big bang of a rivalry among the same men who jointly plagued us with Buhari. Bello’s victory, Buhari’s gain, Tifnubu’s loss. The stage is setting! Hahaha. Though Tifnubu dealt his last card by endorsing and funding the no-waec-certificate Buhari! Whatever happens i’ll still lol! F*ck all y’all!

  • vagabonds in power

    Shagari’s regime (1979-1983), incurred Buhari’s wrath when it decided to investigate the US$2.8 billion that disappeared from the Midland Bank, London account of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, (NNPC), during General Obasanjo’s era as military head of state that preceded Shagari’s. Dr. Olusola Saraki, Turaki of Ilorin, was the majority party leader of the Senate at the time and he headed the Senate Committee set up to trace the stolen money after some three years of clamour for such an investigation by members of the civil society. The money was traced to the Midland Bank London branch fixed account of Buhari, Obasanjo’s appointee as military head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company.On the 31st December, 1983, Buhari struck under the cover of the political commotion that trailed the presidential election results. Buhari generally had no agenda for leadership but vendetta against those he called critics and rabble-rousers. Buhari did not see any moral wrong in his conversion of our oil money into his personal use. Rather he railed at the press and what he described as the self-righteous sections of the country for making a big deal out of the issue. He locked up without trial, politicians including all the Yoruba governors under Awo and Late Fela among others–Sadly the same Yorubas are aiding Bingo Buhari to destroy the economy again-for the second time running–what a shame———————–