- The PDP governorship candidate in the 2019 Kogi guber election, Musa Wada, has been cleared of the certificate forgery case against him
- One Abraham John had claimed that the PDP candidate lied in the information he supplied in his First School Leaving Certificate submitted to INEC and asked the court to disqualify him
- The court, however, struck out the suit filed for lacking merit
Musa Wada, the defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Kogi governorship election has been cleared of a certificate forgery case filed against him.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, struck out the suit filed by one Abraham John for lacking merit.
The newspaper reports that John had claimed that the PDP candidate lied in the information he supplied in his First School Leaving Certificate which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Court strikes out certificate forgery suit against Kogi PDP gov candidate, Musa Wada. Source: Twitter
He, therefore, asked the court to disqualify Wada from contesting as the candidate of the PDP in the governorship elections.
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Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has ordered that all campaign billboards erected across the state in the build-up to the last governorship election in the state be dismantled immediately.
A media aide to the governor, Onogwu Mohammed, disclosed in a statement that Bello also directed that all campaign stickers, plate numbers, handbills and posters embossed on vehicles, tricycles and motorbikes should be removed.
The governor had asked the relevant vehicle inspection agencies to enforce the law immediately.
The statement read that the enforcement of the directive should commence from Thursday, February 6.
In another report, Governor Bello on Monday, February 3 paid a courtesy visit to the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin in Abuja for discussions ahead of the planned completion and revival of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex.
He assured the ambassador of the readiness of his administration to see that Ajaokuta works for Kogi people and Nigeria at large.
He stated that Kogi state possesses enormous opportunities and called on the Russian government to partner with the state to develop agricultural and energy sectors in the state.
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