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Lawyers divided over Kogi inclusive polls , Audu’s death

bY Clifford Ndujihe, Charles Kumolu, Gbenga Oke & By Omezia Ajayi

DIVISION was the lot of lawyers, Sunday, over how the country could proceed with the Kogi State governorship election following the death of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu.

Abubakar Audu
Abubakar Audu

There should be fresh election – Braithwaite
Speaking on the issue Sunday, Second Republic politician and legal icon, Dr Tunji Braithwaite said the demise of Prince Abubakar calls for a fresh governorship election in Kogi.

His words: First, it is sad that Audu died. Our thoughts are with his family at this time. However, coming to mankind, life and activities must go on. If the front runner in an election drops dead, the next person with higher votes cannot automatically be declared winner.
”The deceased according, to INEC scored higher votes. Audu’s deth calls for another election. The incumbent, Capt Idris Wada will continue as governor until another election. There must be another election.”

I foresee a trying time for INEC, judiciary–Ngige
*Says ticket belongs to APC

There is nothing other than holding another election – Adegbuyi
Dr Braithwaite’s views were shared by Barr Bisi Adegbuyi, a stalwart of the Afenifere Renewal group, ARG.
”There is nothing other holding another election. APC should be allowed to present another candidate. Since the election has not been concluded, the Deputy Governorship candidate cannot take his place, he is not the candidate,” he said.

What do you say to this should there be a fresh election in Kogi ?

If you are a lawyer you can send your reactions to  @adekunlealiyu@vanguardngr.com


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