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Double Registration: Akpoti Requests Bello’s Disqualification     

Kogi State gubernatorial candidate, Akpoti, drags Governor Yahaya Bello to court.

Funsho Akinwale

Natasha Akpoti, a governorship aspirant in Kogi State, has asked the court to disqualify Governor Yahaya Bello from the governorship election scheduled to hold in the state on November 16, 2019.

Akpoti filed the application before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.

She also asked the court to bar the governor from the forthcoming poll and holding public office for 10 years.

“By his willful act of making double registration, Bello as APC’s candidate is not a fit and proper person to be allowed by the 2nd defendant, INEC, to vote or be voted for in the forthcoming Kogi State governorship election, having committed acts of electoral fraud,” she said.

Explaining further, she insisted that she was disqualified unjustly by INEC after she had emerged as the candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the forthcoming governorship election.

Natasha claimed that she is an indigene of Kogi State, a legal practitioner, an astute politician, a political reformer, a pro-masses advocate, a philanthropist and one deeply involved in and concerned with the parlous state of affairs of people in the state and across the country.