Bello Vs Wada: Supreme Court Adjourns Till 31st August For Judgment
The Supreme Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday adjourned judgement between governor Yahaya Bello and Engr.Musa Wada till 31st of August.
Recall that a hearing notice signed by the Director/HoD, Litigation of the Supreme Court, Ibrahim Gold wae issued last week Friday, informed litigants that their appeals have been listed for hearing on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. The appeals include SC 388/2020: Musa Atayi Wada & Anor V. INEC & 2 ors which was filed by Engr Musa Wada and his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Gov Yahaya Bello and the All Progressive Congress (APC).
On May 23, 2020, the Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which sat in Abuja in a split judgement of two to one affirmed the declaration and return of Yahaya Bello by INEC as the validly elected governor of Kogi State. The Tribunal unanimously resolved other petitions filed against Governor Bello’s election in favour of the governor. Dissatisfied, the four parties and their candidates in the Kogi state governorship election of November 16, 2019, appealed against the tribunal judgment before the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, which on July 4, 2020, dismissed all the four appeals brought by the PDP, APP, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Democratic People’s Party (DPP)