Abuja - James Abiodun Faleke, the running to the late Abubakar Audu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the inconclusive November 21 Kogi governorship poll has rejected party’s offer to be the running mate to Yahaya Bello, the party’s new candidate for the supplementary election scheduled for December 5, reports The Nation.
Faleke said he is not interested in surrendering the mandate which the people of Kogi State bestowed on the Audu/Faleke joint ticket at the polls.
Faleke, in a new letter to the APC Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, dissociated himself from the supplementary poll, which he insisted was unnecessary since the November 21 governorship election produced the candidates of the APC as clear winners.
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Faleke said rather than substitute its late standard bearer at the governorship election for the purpose of a supplementary election, the party ought to have urged INEC to declare it the winner of the poll since the expected results from the scheduled election would be inconsequential.
He said he was neither consulted nor informed by anybody before his name was submitted as running mate to a man who has since the conduct of primaries, abandoned the party, took the party to court and worked for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election
- News 24