Lokoja - The deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election in Kogi State, James Abiodun Faleke, has warned his party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to tamper with his mandate as the deputy governor-elect of the state, reports The Nation.
He vowed not to betray the late Abubakar Audu by surrendering their joint victory.
Faleke, in two separate letters written to INEC and the APC , informed both parties of the court case he instituted against them.
In the letter to the APC Chairman, John Oyegun, Faleke said he was not ready or prepared to negotiate, compromise and surrender in any way whatsoever, with the mandate already given to the said joint ticket by the electorate of Kogi State.
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He pleaded with the APC not to submit his name as the running mate to any person or newcomer into the supplementary election which INEC is proposing to hold in 91 polling units on December 5.
In the letter to the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, Faleke said the commission had made a cocktail of errors and catalogue of improprieties regarding Kogi governorship election.
He said INEC’s decision to term the election as inconclusive and the directive to the APC to replace the late Audu through a supplementary election was glaringly wrong.
He said he was ready to defend and protect the said election and he would not run as deputy to any person or candidate presented or to be presented to INEC by the APC.
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