Monday, 7 December 2015

Kogi Guber: Faleke’s Group lambast INEC

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Following the gubernatorial election result announced by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), giving victory to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, the Audu/Faleke Campaign Organisation has lambasted the commission.

Speaking in a press briefing in Lokoja, the organization’s director of media, Duro Meseko, said the final result announced by the electoral umpire has justified its earlier stance that the poll of November 21, was already won by the Audu/Faleke joint ticket hence should have been announced winner.

Meseko who expressed disappointment against INEC in the manner it handled the election, said the conduct of the supplementary election was a total waste of tax payers’ money.

The group’s spokesman said: “The result of the supplementary election declared by INEC shows that the APC pulled 6,885 votes while PDP scored 5,363 votes, making a total of 12,248 votes. This is a far cry from the 49, 353 registered voters that INEC claimed to have based its decision to declare the election inconclusive.

“It is now crystal clear to everybody that the Kogi Governorship election of November 21 was already won and lost before the strange supplementary election was introduced.

“We therefore urge our supporters to remain calm and steadfast while the law takes its rightful course.”

Recall that during the political impasse ahead the guber poll in Kogi state, the political associates of late Prince Abubakar Audu, rejected the nomination of Alhaji Yahaya Bello and declared support for Audu’s running mate, Honourable James Faleke.

Alhaji Bello emerged the winner of the Kogi state supplementary election conducted on December 5.

Aside the disapproval from Audu/Faleke’s supporters against the victory of Bello, Vanguard reports that the national publicity secretary of the country’s main opposition party, (PDP) chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday, December 6, said: "the action of INEC in trying to transfer the votes earlier garnered by the dead APC candidate, Prince Audu Abubakar to another individual is completely impractical and alien to the nation’s Constitution and the Electoral Act.”



Naij.com

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