Supreme Court upholds election of 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.
It dismissed the appeal by James Faleke, the deputy governorship candidate of Abubakar Audu, who died before the election result was announced and who was substituted in the supplementary election by Bello.
Faleke contended that Audu had won the election and there was no need for the supplementary election. He argued further that as the joint holder of Audu’s ticket, he should be declared the winner of the election.