JUST IN: Supreme Court grants stay of execution in Kogi guber tussle

There has been a new development in the ongoing Kogi gubernatorial dispute, as the Supreme Court, on Thursday, granted a stay of execution of the Court of Appeal’s orders, which were issued on March 1st, 2024.

These orders, our reporter gathered, had previously set aside the inspections carried out by the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Appeal Court sitting in Abuja had earlier overruled the decision of the Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting also in Abuja.

However, the SDP candidate, Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, and the party instructed their legal team to appeal to the Supreme Court against the orders of the Court of Appeal.

Following the application for interim stay made by the legal team of the petitioners, the Supreme Court decided the case in favour of the petitioners.

Moving the application Thursday morning, Chief J.S.Okutepa SAN, leading Shaibu Enejoh Aruwa SAN and other lawyers, urged the Supreme Court to grant the application to avoid irreparable damages the orders of the Court of Appeal will cause the Petitioners.

The Supreme Court agreed and ordered for stay in terms of the reliefs sought in the motion filed on the 5th of March 2024.

Motion on notice has been adjourned to 11th March 2024 for hearing.

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