Kogi guber: Natasha files petition, wants Bello to vacate seat, INEC conduct fresh polls
THE Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party(SDP) in the last November 16 Kogi Governorship election, Barr. Natasha Akpoti has dragged the winner of the election, Gov. Yahaya Bello to the Tribunal.
The SDP candidate also joined Chief Edward Onoja, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the All Progressive Congress ( APC) as respondents in the suit.
Barr. Natasha is seeking the Tribunal to ask Gov. Yahaya Bello to vacate the seat and order INEC to conduct a fresh election, pointing out that the election was marred by irregularities and violence.
The SDP candidate was at the tribunal office on Sunday night at about 11.00 pm, completed all the signing of the petition thus beating the deadline.
She also added in her petition that there was no election held in the state on November 16.
She sought the tribunal to declare the election as null and void abnitio following the omission of her name from some of the results sheets, disclosing that writing her name with Biro on the result sheet was an afterthought.
Also joined as the second petitioner in the suit filed by the candidate is Mouktar Atimah, the State SDP Chairman, while counsel to the petitioner is Ola Olanipekun, SAN.