A suit seeking the disqualification of Governor Yahaya Bello from participating in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State was on Friday refused by a Federal High Court, Abuja.
The court presided over by Justice Ijoema Ojukwu, rather than entertain the matter, decided to transfer the suit, to the court’s Lokoja division.
A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, had filed the suit and prayed the court to disqualify Bello from the poll.
In the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/122/2019, Akpoti claimed that Bello engaged in double registration as a voter in 2011 and 2017.
Akpoti contended in the suit, that going by the alleged action of the governor, he was not qualified to contest election for any public office for 10 years.
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