Tribunal upholds Ododo’s election as Kogi Gov

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The Kogi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which met in Abuja, upheld Usman Ododo’s All Progressives Congress (APC) victory in Kogi State’s governorship election on November 11.

The three-member tribunal led by Ado Birnin-Kudu held that the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its governorship candidate, Murtala Ajaka, failed to prove their allegations that the election was marred by irregularities, manipulations and non-compliance with relevant laws.

In the lead judgment, Birnin-Kudu said the election “was conducted in substantial compliance with the Electoral Act “.