Faleke files petition at tribunal against INEC



THE running mate to late Prince Abubakar Audu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 21 governorship election in Kogi State, Mr. James Abiodun Faleke, has filed a suit at the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lokoja challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for declaring the polls inconclusive.

According to him: “In line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we are here to ensure that an interpretation is given to what happened on November 21, 2015.
“The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is very clear, I think they should go and read it.”
On the reconciliatory moves being made by the ruling APC to appease aggrieved members, he said he was not aware of any such move.

Faleke, who was at the tribunal in company of the late Audu’s son, Mohammed Abubakar Audu, amid crowd of supporters, said he was there to reclaim the Audu/Faleke ticket.

He said he was dragging INEC before the tribunal to challenge its decision in declaring the election inconclusive, maintaining that the election by all standards was concluded and won by the APC on Audu/Faleke ticket.

He also said he was not at the tribunal on the issue of being running mate to anybody, but to get their victory as the constitution is clear on how to get a running mate.

Also speaking, Mohammed Audu said his support for Faleke was in line with the decision of elders and family of his late father.

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