The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Musa Wada, Saturday stormed the state governorship election petitions tribunal to file his petition against Governor Yahaya Bello.
Wada arrived at the Registry of the tribunal located within the premises of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Wuse 2, at about 7:00 p.m., in the company of his lawyer, Jubril Okutekpa (SAN).
Though there was no power supply at the court, Wada, with the aid of lights from handsets signed the over 1,500-page petition in the presence of court officials.
Okutekpa told journalists that his client is asking the tribunal to declare him the winner of the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.
Listed as respondents in the case are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), governor Bello and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The INEC had on November 18, declared Bello as the winner of the Kogi governorship election.
The state Returning Officer, Ibrahim Garba, declared that Bello polled the highest number of votes in the election with 406,222 to defeat Wada who scored 189,704.
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