Kogi Tribunal Strikes Out APP’s Petition Against Governor

By Ishaq Dan-Imam, Lokoja

314

The Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal, sitting in Abuja has struck out the petition of the Action Peoples Party (APP), challenging the election of Mr. Ahmed Usman Ododo as the governor of Kogi State in the November 11, 2023 Governorship Election in that state.

This followed the withdrawal of the petition by the counsel to the Petitioner, Daniel Edeachi, Esq.

The application to withdraw the petition was not opposed by counsel to Governor Usman Ododo, Ibrahim Sanni Muhammed, SAN; counsel to APC, DC Denwigwe, SAN and counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Kanu Agabi, SAN, respectively.

The tribunal, upon review of the affidavit of no objection filed by the respondents’ respective counsels to the APP petition, struck out the petition in a ruling delivered on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, by the Chairman of the Tribunal, Hon. Justice Ado Yusuf  Birnin – Kudu.

Hearing in the remaining three petitions continues.

Lateefah Ibrahim