Supporters Of Late Audu’s Running-mate, Falake Threatening To Sue INEC And APC

Supporters of the Kogi State deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), James Faleke, have threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for declaring last Saturday’s election inconclusive.

They rose from a meeting yesterday in Lokoja, the state capital, accusing INEC of ambushing the people’s will by declaring inconclusive an election that had produced a clear winner.

Their spokesmen, Messrs Achama Matthew and Mohammed Abdulahi, said the fresh primaries being proposed by the APC to fill the vacuum created by the sudden death of the party’s standard bearer, Prince Abubakar Audu, was unnecessary.

A communique signed by Matthew and Abdulahi noted that last Saturday’s election was conclusive and won by the Audu/Faleke ticket.

They said only 32,785 of the 49,953 registered voters in the area where INEC scheduled to hold the December 5 supplementary election had the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

The communiqué reads: “INEC should be courageous to declare Audu/Faleke as the winner of the election. With 240,867 votes, Audu was leading his closest rival and incumbent Governor Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with 41,353 votes, having polled 199,514 votes.

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