#KogiDecides: I am a Marathon Runner – Faleke

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Running mate to late Prince Abubakar Audu of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, has vowed to challenge the Federal High Court judgement for ruling in favor of the supplementary election scheduled for today by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Faleke, in a Press statement signed by self, challenged Justice Kolawole’s ruling and insisted that he is a marathon runner and would continue to pursue his case at the appeal court until he actualises his mandate rightfully given by the good people of Kogi State.

The Federal High presided by Justice Kolawole, had yesterday ruled that it was only the yet to be constituted governorship election Tribunal that had the powers entertain post election matters and therefore insisted that the court lacked jurisdiction to stop the already scheduled supplementary election.

Hon. Faleke however insisted the judgement was in bad faith, and had trampled over his legitimate rights.

He urged his supporters to remain calm, as the battle to get justice had just commenced.

Faleke condemned the attack carried on the INEC regional office at Dekina Local Government Area, by some yet to be identified hoodlums.

Meanwhile, Hon. Faleke, through his lead counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun, had asked the court to declare him the governor-elect in the November 21 gubernatorial election, since he was the running mate to the APC candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, who died on the 22 of November after the conclusion of the ballot.

He had equally in his letter to the INEC and the APC, declined to be a running mate to any one, stating that he should be declared Governor-elect since he was part of the joint ticket for the election.


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