r James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu of All Progressives Congress in Nov. 21 governorship poll in Kogi, has filed a petition at the State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.

Faleke, accompanied by Mohammed Audu, son of Abubakar Audu, and lawyers, submitted the petition to the clerk of the tribunal at about 12.20 p.m. in Lokoja on Monday

Hundreds of party members and supporters converged on the state High Court premises, venue of the tribunal, to witness the event.

The News Agency of Nigeria, however, reports that the Secretary of the tribunal, Mr Akanji Akinlabi, who received the petition, said the contents were yet to become public.

NAN reports that Faleke is challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC), decision which declared the election inconclusive.

Faleke told newsmen that he was confident justice would be done in the matter pointing out that he did not join his party, the APC as a respondent in the suit.

He said he challenged INEC’s decision in declaring the election inconclusive when the result showed that by all standards the election was concluded and won by the APC ticket of Audu and Faleke.

Mohammed told newsmen that his support for Faleke’s decision to challenge INEC’S decision was in line with the decision of elders and family of his late father.


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