Court Dismisses James Faleke Lawsuit To become Governor Of Kogi State

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(m) at 4-12-2015 01:56PM (4 years ago)

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Justice Gabriel Kolawole of Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital has dismissed the suit filed before it by Governor Idris Wada of Kogi state as well as that of James Faleke, the running mate of late Abubakar Audu today.
The court also ruled that supplementary elections slated for December 5 in 91 polling units will go ahead as planned. Kolawole struck out all the suits saying that his court has no jurisdiction to entertain the issues brought as they are post election matters. He therefore ruled that the issues in the different suits should be taken to the Election Petition Tribunal for determination when it is constituted. The Judge also ruled that the issue of the legality or otherwise of the supplementary poll can also be determined by the Tribunal. He therefore ruled that the supplementary election should go ahead as planned by INEC. In his suit, Wada 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.
Wada who was second to late Audu in the polls argued that since Audu is dead, he should be declared winner and given a certificate of return.
Similarly, Faleke approached the court arguing that since he was running mate to late 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 Audu because it was the party process that produced the late Audu as its candidate.
Yahaya Bello who finished behind Audu in the primaries was picked by the party as his replacement for the supplementary polls.
In the suit by Faleke, he argued that INEC’s decision was wrong. He therefore asked the court to among others compel INEC to declare his joint ticket with the late Abubakar Audu winner of the election and to restrain it (INEC) from proceeding with its planned supplementary election.
In the second suit, Governor Wada who is also the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party asked the court to compel INEC to declare him winner of the election, on the ground that he is the only surviving candidate in the election who scored the second highest votes after the deceased candidate of the APC.
The third suit was filed by Emanuel Daiko, who claimed to have contested the election as a candidate of the People for Democratic Change (PDC) and wants the court to among others hold the supplementary election as illegal, prevent APC from substituting its deceased candidate and to prevent APC from participating in the election on the ground that it no longer has a candidate.
In the fourth suit, Raphael Igbokwe a member of the House of Representatives from Imo State and Stephen Wada Omaye want the court to annul the November 21 election and conduct a fresh one. It has INEC and APC as defendants.
In the fifth suit, one Johnson Jacob Usman who said he is an indigene of Kogi State as well as a registered voter and a lawyer seeks to among others, compel INEC to suspend all actions in relation to the election pending the determination of the suit and a declaration that the election ought to be cancelled. It has the AGF and INEC as defendants.

dastan902 (m) at 4-12-2015 02:18PM
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K o
realbamdex (m) at 4-12-2015 02:18PM
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End time judgement..!
dickieponga (m) at 4-12-2015 02:37PM
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Dis people are jokers everyone dey fight like say dere lives depends on it..
Good judgement tho..
botlex (m) at 4-12-2015 04:21PM
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Quote from: realbamdex on  4-12-2015 02:18PM
End time judgement..!
Which one be endtime judgement? The government did the right thing joor.
botlex (m) at 4-12-2015 04:22PM
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Ur master never die finish u wan kum replace am. Court i gbask una ruling for this one.
Novic (m) at 4-12-2015 04:23PM
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You people are just useless. why are you people going extra lenght to achieve unaj aim. make una just step dwn for una self nw, no man like Goodluck jonathan.
jurisdictor (m) at 4-12-2015 04:59PM
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APC is in power.. so i'm not surprised. We are in Africa.
zezprincess (f) at 4-12-2015 05:15PM
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Hahaha,who no wan power!,Abeg court conduct fresh election,ndi ara nwuru anwu.
Oworen25 (m) at 4-12-2015 05:25PM
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After they might have collected enough bribe from him and decide to free him.
deboalabi262 (m) at 4-12-2015 05:35PM
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Ok.....we don hear. Lets the election go on as scheduled....

gogoman (m) at 4-12-2015 05:39PM
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court dismiss court accept, which way na KOJI ........ NA WA OOOOOO
elchymo (m) at 4-12-2015 07:27PM
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We must surely see the end of this kogi election wahala. We are watching closely
Ayodun1 (m) at 4-12-2015 07:46PM
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Make the guy just accept him faith and go Sidon.

nwaafoigbo (m) at 4-12-2015 08:19PM
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ok we don hear
winace (f) at 4-12-2015 09:34PM
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Hmmmmm naija is in d hands of some few dictators for now. Time shall tell
ignis99 (m) at 4-12-2015 10:16PM
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Sorry man such is life
Mopera (m) at 5-12-2015 03:40AM
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great news.
Trueyarn (m) at 5-12-2015 10:41AM
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Let the injustice begin but the end must surely justify the mean.I sit down 4 my corner dey observe wetin go happen.
Wikigenius (m) at 5-12-2015 01:04PM
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Sorry ooo bettervluck next time
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