Will Supreme Court sack Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello?

The Supreme Court will in the next few hours determine the fate of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

While there are five appeals against the Court of Appeal rulings, in summary, the Supreme Court will decide if Mr. Bello should continue as Kogi governor or vacate office.

One of those appeals is by the immediate past governor of the state and candidate of the opposition PDP, Idris Wada. Another is by James Faleke who was the deputy governorship candidate to late Abubakar Audu who died before the final announcement of results by the electoral commission, INEC.

While the ruling APC replaced late Mr. Audu with Mr. Bello, Mr. Faleke believes he should have automatically become the party’s governorship candidate and eventual governor after the death of his principal

Whatever verdict by the Supreme Court today will be the final decision on the controversy that has lingered for several months.


Supporters of the various parties to the case are already in court, many of them from Kogi State.

Many of the supporters arrived Abuja on Monday, an aide to Mr. Bello said.

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