The Kogi State election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has been asked to declare Mr James Faleke of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the authentic winner of the November 21, 2015 governorship election in Kogi State on the ground that the current Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello never participated in the said election.
At the hearing of the petition filed by Mr Faleke, he claimed that the election was wrongly declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and that the December 5, 2015 supplementary election was unnecessary.
He also told the tribunal that he was not aware that Governor Yahaya Bello is a member of the All Progressives Congress.
Mr Faleke, who adopted his written statement, further said that he had a joint ticket with the late Abubakar Audu and his death had nothing to do with the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to declare the election inconclusive.
Hearing of the petition has been adjourned to the March 15 to enable the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) respond to the petition as the first respondent.