A petition filed by James Faleke against the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, at the state’s election tribunal, has been thrown out.
While delivering the judgment on Monday, June 6, 2016, the tribunal held that Falake has no locus stand to file any petition against the election of Bello as governor and therefore dismissed his suit.
It would be recalled that Faleke was the running mate of the initial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Kogi guber poll, Abubakar Audu, who died shortly after the election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
During the rerun, the APC fielded Bello as its candidate, which Faleke kicked against. He argued that as the running mate to the late Audu, he should have been the perfect replacement and not Bello.