Tribunal Strikes Out APP’s petition challenging election of Ododo as Kogi Governor


By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja

KOGI State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abuja on Tuesday struck out the Petition of Action Peoples Party (APP), challenging the return of Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo as the winner of the November 11, 2023 Governorship Election in the state.

The Tribunal struck out the petition in its ruling delivered on Tuesday, by the Chairman, Hon. Justice Ado Yusuf  Birnin-Kudu following the withdrawal of the petition by Counsel to the Petitioner, Daniel Edeachi, Esq.

The application to withdraw the petition was not opposed by Counsel to Governor Usman Ododo, Ibrahim Sanni Muhammed (SAN); Counsel to APC, D.C. Denwigwe (SAN) and Counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Kanu Agabi (SAN) respectively.

The ruling was premised on the affidavit of no objection filed by the Respondents’ respective counsels to the APP petition.

Hearing in the remaining three petitions challenging the return of Ododo as winner of the election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) continues.