A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will today deliver judgement on a case involving Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and two others over the commission’s inability to conduct gubernatorial election in Kogi State as directed by the supreme court in its ruling of 2012 in respect of five governors tenure extension.
The case with suit number FHC/Abuja/CS/796/2013, and which has Paul Bonny and two others as plaintiffs had been receiving attention under Justice Abah Chukwu in Court 8 of the Federal High Court, Abuja since it was filed.
It was gathered that the ruling of the case was postponed twice before the latest date which comes up today due to overlapping of schedules which kept the presiding judge, Justice Chukwu away all this while.
In the suit, the plaintiffs had wanted to ascertain the reason why INEC failed to conduct gubernatorial election in Kogi as directed by the supreme court judgement, as the remaining four states with the Kogi state status had their elections conducted as ruled.
Also, they (plaintiffs) prayed the court to order INEC to conduct fresh gubernatorial election in tandem with the said supreme court judgment, since Kogi is one of the five states mentioned by the 2012 ruling for fresh election.
The plaintiffs also averred that the apex court ruling in February 16 of the same year over a case brought in by Christ Uche, SAN, on behalf of PDP that it (court) did not recognise the election that was earlier conducted which brought in the present administration in the state has elicited the need for INEC to have conducted a fresh election since then.
The notice of the judgement which has been served on the plaintiffs and defendants is causing uneasiness in the state, as many are saying it is a case of litigation too many for Capt Idris Wada, the governor of the state who may bear the burdens of the outcome.

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