The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the execution of the orders of the Court of Appeal made on March 1 in which the inspections carried out by the petitioners at the Kogi governorship election tribunal were set aside.

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja had earlier over-ruled the decision of the Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting also in Abuja.

However, the Social Democratic Party governorship 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 on Thursday, 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 March 5, 2024.

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

Kogi guber tribunal: Supreme Court grants Ajaka, SDP’s application for stay of execution

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