Double registration: Court strikes out Akpoti’s suit against Gov Bello



The Federal High Court, Abuja,  Monday, dismissed a suit filed by Natasha Akpoti, Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate in the November  16 governorship election in Kogi, against the Governor, Yahaya Bello, for lacking in locus standi.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who delivered the judgement, held that the alleged offence was criminal and not a civil case which could be instituted by an individual.

The judge therefore declared that the plaintiff had no legal right to institute the case.

Justice Ekwo had, on December 6, 2019, fixed January 20 to deliver  judgment in the suit seeking Governor  Bello’s disqualification over alleged double registration as a voter. (NAN)

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