– There is anxiety in Kogi state ahead of today’s judgment of the Supreme Court on the political logjam in the state
– There are two separate appeals on the governorship election
– One is by the former governor of the state, Captain Idris Wada and the other is by Honourable James Faleke
The Nigerian Supreme Court is today, September 20, home to virtually all the supporters of the key actors in the Kogi state political debacle.
As Nigerians await the decision of the apex court regarding the disputed governorship election in the North-central state, hundreds of supporters of the key actors in the case have besieged the court hoping for a favourite verdict for their various principals.
The expansive court room of the apex court is also filled to the brim with lawyers, journalists and other observers taking all available spaces.
Joseph Daudu (SAN), counsel to Governor Bello
Also spotted are key political allies of the various contenders are also not left out as they keep tab on the developments to update their bosses.
PDP director of new media, Deji Adeyanju on the phone around the premises
Former governor of the state, Captain Idris Wada and House of Representatives member, Honourable James Faleke, are both seeking to dislodge sitting governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
Debo Adeshina (SAN) a counsel on Faleke’s legal team in a chit-chat with other lawyers
Faleke is the running mate to the late candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abubakar Audu in the November 21, 2015 election.
Some of the supporters discussing in groups
Audu’s death paved the way for Bello to emerge the governor based on the APC’s leadership decision, a decision that did not go down well with Faleke.
Mobile police personnel at the premises
Both Wada and Faleke appealed the decision of the Appeal Court which upheld the election of Bello as governor one month ago.