Kogi election tribunal gets 28 petitions for National, State Assembly polls

Following its inauguration few weeks ago, the Kogi State Election Petitions Tribunal has received 28 petitions for National and House of Assembly consideration.
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The election tribunal will be sitting at the Kogi State High Court complex in Lokoja

The three-man panel appointed to handle the petitions submitted by the aggrieved candidates was inaugurated on April 29 this year.

Candidates who were not satisfied with the outcome of the elections have approached the tribunal for redress.

The extension of the deadline for the submission of the petitions was due to the re-scheduled elections in the state.

However out of the twenty eight petitions submitted, three are for the Senate as all the three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidates in the state are contesting the result of the election won by their All Progressives Congress, APC, counterpart.

For the House of Representatives with 9 federal constituencies seats, at least seven candidates representing the following constituencies filed petitions; Ankpa/Omala/ Olamaboro constituency, Ajaokuta,Yagba,Kabba/ Bunu/ljumu,and Dekina/ Bassa

Others are Idah and Okene/Ogori Magongo federal constituencies only Lokoja/Koto and Okehi Adavi federal constituencies did not filed petitions.Following its inauguration few weeks ago, the Kogi State Election Petitions Tribunal has received 28 petitions for National and House of Assembly consideration.

The election tribunal will be sitting at the Kogi State High Court complex in Lokoja

The three-man panel appointed to handle the petitions submitted by the aggrieved candidates was inaugurated on April 29 this year.

Candidates who were not satisfied with the outcome of the elections have approached the tribunal for redress.

The extension of the deadline for the submission of the petitions was due to the re-scheduled elections in the state.

However out of the twenty eight petitions submitted, three are for the Senate as all the three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidates in the state are contesting the result of the election won by their All Progressives Congress, APC, counterpart.

For the House of Representatives with 9 federal constituencies seats, at least seven candidates representing the following constituencies filed petitions; Ankpa/Omala/ Olamaboro constituency, Ajaokuta,Yagba,Kabba/ Bunu/ljumu,and Dekina/ Bassa

Others are Idah and Okene/Ogori Magongo federal constituencies only Lokoja/Koto and Okehi Adavi federal constituencies did not filed petitions.

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