Court backs INEC’s rejection of aspirants in Kogi Guber. election


A Federal High Court in Abuja has upheld the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reject candidates filled by Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) and Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) for the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu in two judgments ruled that INEC acted within its powers to reject the candidates.

The electoral body had rejected both candidates after finding out that both parties failed to comply with its deadline for the submission of candidates’ lists and nomination forms.

Justice Ojukwu, therefore, dismissed the suits filed by the ACPN and FJP on the grounds that they were statute barred.

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