Court upholds INEC’s rejection of candidates in Kogi gov’ship election

Professor Yakubu Mahmoud, Inec Chairman


A Federal High Court in Abuja has upheld the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reject the candidates of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) and Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) for the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, in two judgments on Friday, dismissed the suits filed by the ACPN and FJP on the grounds that they were statute barred.

Justice Ojukwu held that INEC acted within its powers to reject the candidates when it found that both parties failed to comply with its deadline for the submission of candidates’ lists and nomination forms.


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