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FLASH| Court Okays Kogi Supplementary Election, Dismisses Wada, Faleke’s Suit

by on December 4, 2015
 

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of The Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed before it by Governor Idris Wada of Kogi state and that of James Faleke.
The court also ruled that supplementary elections slated for December 5 in 91 polling units will go ahead as planned.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole urged the parties to take their case to the tribunal if they still feel aggrieved by the court’s ruling.
Governor Idris Wada in his suit, approached the court, urging it, to order the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to declare him winner of the November 21 November gubernatorial election that was declared inconclusive by INEC.

Governor Idris Wada came second to late Abubakar Audu in the polls argued that since Abubakar Audu is dead, he should be declared winner and given a certificate of return.

Mr. James Faleke also approached the court arguing that since he was running mate to late Abubakar Audu, he deserves to run as the candidate of his party, the All Progressives Congress.

INEC had stated that APC had the powers to choose a candidate to replace late Abubakar Audu because it was the party process that produced the late Audu as its candidate.

Yahaya Bello who finished behind Abubakar Audu in the primaries was picked by APC to be Audu’s replacement.

 

Omolara Adegoke- Abuja

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  • Soji
    December 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Unbiased judgement…good for Kogi State, lesson for APC, good for Nigeria image.

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  • December 4, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Falake which side are you now,

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  • Adesoye
    December 4, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I think court got it right by okay inec schedule for supplementary election and replacement by APC

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  • December 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    too bad by d court. Buhari factor at work. justice has been denial by those to uphold it. justice kolawole u no try at all. too bad. faleke should have been considered

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  • Ben
    December 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm

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    To me, the court is not stating clearly with constitutional backings in these cases rather dismissing the two cases here. So, they should not be satisfied and think the way forward or better approaches to say. May justice be done!

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  • December 4, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    For wada to become kogi state govrn again i personally i do not want it because he has fail the people of kogi already. Faleke being as a running mate of Our honourable Audu is not also capable of being a govrn of kogi. Bello Yahaya came second in primaries dose not also qualify him to use Audu Vote. Let them go for another fresh election to avoid problem in kogi.

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  • Andy
    December 4, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Solid sound verdit. I’m happy the wind of change is really permiating the vital organs of our existence as a nation. Let Bello & APC abandon Faleke and choose Audu’s son as Bello’s deputy to appease his late but triumphal father’s spirit.

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  • Ezema ikechukwu
    December 4, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I think they should go for fresh election to aviod problem in kogi state, family of late audu take heart God kwons better.

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  • DANGOTE
    December 4, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    WANT I NO ON THIS PROBLEM IS THAT, FIRST WADA IS OUT ALREADY OF THIS MATTER BECOUSE THIS IS APC PROBLEM NOT ELECTION OR INEC PROBLEM.SECOND,FALEKE IS NOT CONTEST FOR THE GOVERNOR IF HIS SAY HE DO THE PRIMARY WHOM DID HE DO IT TOGETHER AND WHAT IS HIS FIGURE NOT AUDU FIGURE MEAN THAT FALEKE SHOULD STEP BACK AN WACH ANYTHING APC LEADER SAY.THIRD NO MATTER WAY THEY CAN TAKE AUDU SON BECOUSE HE IS NOT EVEN READY FOR THE GOVERNOR. WHAT IS MY SURGESTION NOW IS THAT THEY SHOUD GO BACK AND LOOK FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION THAT THEY DO THAT TIME AND THEY DO APTITUTE TEST FOR THE SECOND,THIRD AND FOURTH WHO COME FIRST WILL BE THE GOVERNOR OF KOGI STATE. THANK YOU.

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  • ogu Bello
    December 5, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Comment…am surely disgree wit u people comments bcos is obviously dat alhaji yahaya Bello is d ryt choice , dis question go 2 Mr folake I had he was presently rep at Lagos state , its posible 4 sum1 2 have 2 PVC 4rm different state?

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