Court Dismisses Suit Seeking to Remove Kogi Governor

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed a suit seeking to remove Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, from office.

Justice John Tsoho dismissed the suit on grounds that the plaintiffs, Michael Elokun, Ibrahim Sule and Hawa Audi had no business instituting the case.

The plaintiffs were asking the court to grant an order for the return and immediate swearing-in of Idris Wada, the immediate past governor of the state.
Tsoho, in his judgment, upheld the objection of Bello that the plaintiffs had no “locus standi” to institute the action.

He held that the plaintiffs were neither members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) nor aspirants in the primary election that made Bello the candidate of the party in the governorship election.

Moreso, the court agreed with Bello that the plaintiffs were not the only electorate in Kogi State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the judge also held that the subject matter of the suit was not within the jurisdiction of…

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