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Kogi Polls: Faleke Supporters Threaten Court Actions Against INEC, APC

Supporters of the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Kogi election,Jame Abiodun Faleke have threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for declaring last Saturday’s election inconclusive.

The group at a briefing in Lokoja, wondered why INEC declared inconclusive, an election that had produced a clear winner.

Messrs Achama Matthew and Mohammed Abdulahi, in a communique they signed on behalf of the group, also said the fresh primaries being proposed by the APC to replace late Prince Abubakar Audu, was unnecessary.

According to them, only 32,785 of the 49,953 registered voters in the area where INEC scheduled to hold the December 5 supplementary election had the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

“INEC should be courageous to declare Audu/Faleke as the winner of the election. With 240,867 votes, Audu was leading his closest rival and incumbent Governor Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with 41,353 votes, having polled 199,514 votes,” they said.

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