The fate of Governor Yahaya Bello, his closest rival Musa Wada and another contender, Natasha Akpoti will decided this morning over who among them should be the authentic governor of Kogi state.
Our correspondents in major towns in Kogi state including Lokoka, the State capital, Okene, Ayingba and Idah among others had yesterday reported that there was unusual calm in the communities as the people await Monday’s ruling of the Supreme Court on the 2019 Kogi Gubernatorial Election.
Our reporter in Abuja however stakeholders, including lawyers, politicians and supporters of the three main contenders have started arriving the premises of the apex court in readiness for today’s major judicial event.
Three political parties have stakes at the outcome of the Supreme Court decision. They are Governor Yahaya Bello’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Musa Wada’s Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Natasha Akpoti’s Social Democratic Party, SDP.
Following the adoption of the final briefs by all parties on August 25, the seven-man panel of justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, adjourned proceedings for final judgment in the appeal brought by the PDP governorship candidate, Engineer Musa Wada and his party.
The PDP candidate is challenging the election of Governor Yahaya Bello, who earlier survived the petitions both at the Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal respectively.