Judgment Pending in Dispute Over Kogi Governor Election

The Tribunal for the Kogi State Governorship Election, which is located in Abuja, has not yet delivered its judgment on the petition brought forward by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its candidate Murtala Ajaka, challenging the election victory of Governor Usman Ododo from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

During Monday’s session, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the APC, and Ododo urged the court to dismiss Ajaka’s petition, claiming it was incompetent and lacked merit. Lawyers representing them, namely Kanu Agabi, Joseph Daudu, and Emmanuel Ukala, made this argument while presenting their final written arguments.

On the other side, Ajaka’s counsel, Pius Akubo, requested that the tribunal reject Ododo’s submissions and uphold their own arguments.

After considering all parties’ positions, the tribunal led by Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu decided to reserve its judgment for a later date to be communicated to both parties.

It is worth noting that INEC had previously announced Ododo as the victor of the closely contested Kogi State Governorship Election held on November 11, 2023.

Ododo secured 446,237 votes, besting his nearest competitor, Ajaka from the SDP, who received 259,052 votes, while Dino Melaye from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) garnered 46,362 votes.

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