James Faleke against INEC on inconclusive result at Tribunal


James Faleke, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission to the election petitions tribunal to test its choice to proclaim the governorship race inconclusive.

By suggestion, Faleke has likewise tested the statement of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the governor-elect.

The candidate, who arrived the Lokoja High Court premises around 11.20 am on Monday, said he made the move to enlist his disappointment at the choice of INEC and his firm faith in the country’s legal to serve equity.

He contended that he (Faleke) ought to have been proclaimed the champ of the governorship race.

Faleke communicated certainty that he would get equity at the tribunal.

He said he had no resentment against the initiative of the All Progressives Congress, focusing on that that was the reason he had chosen to drag INEC to court to challenge the procedure that created Bello as the governor and not his political party APC.

He guaranteed the general population that in the event that he gets equity toward the day’s end, he would do everything humanly conceivable to satisfy the battle guarantees the APC made to the general population of the state.

Faleke had said that the present fight to recover the command uninhibitedly given to Audu and himself by the general population of the state was not went for battling the general population of the focal pivot of the state.

 A human right activist, Mr. Emmanuel Owotunse has taken a swipe at Hon. James Faleke for approaching the tribunal over the choice of Alh. Yahaya Bello as the party’s candidate to replace late Prince Abubakar Audu, saying Faleke’s action was an affront to the authority of the party.

Speaking with Vanguard in Lokoja, Monday, Owotunse said the action of the party was based on the fact that Yahaya Bello was the most constitutionally qualified to replace the late Audu.

He said: “Faleke is taking too many wrong steps. His lawyers are surely misleading him into taking decisions that will burn his political fingers.

“Moreso, the fact that Faleke is a close ally of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is raising concerns that the decision of Faleke to go to the tribunal may affect party cohesion as the National Working Committee will surely be disappointed by the new twist in the whole saga.

He added “I am not happy that Faleke is giving a wrong impression of himself. He set out to be Deputy Governor ab initio. Why and when did he become desperate to be the governor of the state? If the party gave him the ticket for the supplementary poll, the tribunal would have nullified his election because he never took part in the governorship primaries. Is he indirectly working for the emergence of PDP?

“Faleke should beware of political jobbers around him who are reaping bountifully from his wrong steps. He should accept the position of his party and move on with his political life”.

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