The running mate to late Prince Abubakar Audu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the November 21 governorship election in Kogi State, Abiodun Faleke, has dismissed the Abuja Federal High Court judgment against him a ruse.
Faleke, in a statement soon after the court decision, said he would take the matter to the Court of Appeal to get the mandate rightly given to him by the electorate in the state.
He said the judgment fell short of expectation, adding that the battle to get justice has JUST begun.
He, however, condemned the attack on the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Dekina Local Government Area of the state by unidentified persons, describing it as barbaric and a desperate move to subvert the wishes of the people.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole had declined ruling in a case brought before him on grounds that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kogi State has advised the electorate, political parties and other stakeholders in the political crisis rocking the state to embrace peace.
A statement by the state branch of CAN called on the people to abide by the verdict of the appropriate authorities in the overall interest of the state.
The statement, signed by the state Chairman of CAN, Archbishop Emmanuel Egbunu, asked the youths to resist being used for narrow intents and shun all forms of violence.
Egbunu also called on Christians to earnestly pray and intercede for a peaceful resolution of the present political uncertainty over the state.

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