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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