Kogi Election: Faleke Files Petition At Tribunal

Channels Television  
Updated December 22, 2015

falekeThe running mate of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 governorship election in Kogi State, Honourable James Faleke, has filed a petition at the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

Mr Faleke is challenging the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in declaring the election inclusive.

He was the running mate to late Prince Abubakar Audu, the APC gubernatorial candidate, who died a day after the election few hours before it was declared inconclusive.

At the Tribunal, Mr Faleke came in company of Mohammed Audu, the son of the late Mr Audu, other party stalwarts as well as his lawyers.

Hundreds of the APC party supporters also thronged the premises of the Tribunal in support for Honourable Faleke,

Addressing reporters after filing his petition, he pointed out that the petition dragged INEC before the Tribunal to challenge its decision in declaring the election inconclusive since the election by all standards was concluded and won by the APC candidates, Audu and Faleke.

While the son of late Mr Audu restated his support for Faleke, he said the decision to approach the Tribunal was in line with that of the elders.