Court Restores Natasha Akpoti as Candidate in Kogi Guber Poll

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to restore Mrs. Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as a candidate in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, in her ruling, said INEC acted above the law by refusing to accept the party and its candidate ‎for the poll.

She added that INEC has no power to disqualify any candidate for an election without a court backing.

Ogunbanjo-Giwa also compelled INEC to put the SDP logo on the ballot papers to be used for the election.

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