Kogi: Hearing begins Monday in Faleke’s petition

TVC E, POLITICS - The Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on Monday commence hearing in the petitions challenging the election of Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of the state. It was reliably gathered that six petitions were filed before the tribunal now sitting in Abuja following fear of insecurity in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. On Tuesday, tribunal Chairman, Justice Halima Muhammed announced that parties would adopt reports of their pre-hearing sessions beginning from Monday (March 14), following which trial will commence. The chairman said the tribunal will take the objections to the petition along with the substantive petition. Parties in the petitions told the Tribunal that they will be calling two witnesses each to prove their cases in the petition challenging Governor Bello’s election. On February 23, 2016, the Tribunal fixed dates for pre-hearing sessions in the six petitions filed by different parties challenging the outcome of...