Kogi News
Kogi State Government House, Lokoja (image courtesy Kogi Reports)

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, November 10th 2019.

Here are the latest Kogi news headlines

Court Returns Akpoti To Kogi Governorship Race

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have disqualified the Kogi governorship election candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti.

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Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa in her judgment says INEC lacks the power to disqualify any candidate for an election as it is the exclusive preserve of a competent court of law.

According to the Judge, the provisions of sections 31(1) and 83 of the Electoral Act which holds that INEC cannot disqualify or reject candidates nominated by a political party for an election is aimed at ensuring that it does not lie within the executive realms of INEC to determine who participates in an election. Read more here.

Kogi Guber: Candidate Speaks On Stepping Down For Yahaya Bello

The candidate of the United Peoples’ Congress (UPC) for the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state, Sunday Abuh, has denied stepping down for Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Concise News understands that UPC chairman in the state, Moses Damisa, had on Friday disclosed that Abuh stepped down for Bello, while stating that the party’s structure collapsed into Bello’s structure, according to NAN.

But Abuh, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen, said that the purported collapse of UPC structure into the APC was “a figment of Damisa’s imagination.”

“The chairman is on his own; the national and state leadership, as well as members of the party, are not aware of his claims,” he said. Read more here.

And that’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Be sure to get more Nigerian news updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day.