Following the declaration of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as winner of the Kogi State governorship election, the Audu/Faleke Campaign Organization on Sunday said its call on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to conduct the supplementary election has been justified.
INEC on Sunday declared Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the APC governor-elect after he was selected by his party to fly its flag in the supplementary election conducted last Saturday following the demise of Prince Abubakar Audu on November 22.
The running mate to the late Audu, Hon. John Faleke, who was retained by the party in that position despite his objection, in a press statement by his media director, Duro Meseko, and made available to journalists, expressed disappointment over how the Kogi governorship election was handled by the INEC.
He noted that the final result declared by INEC has vindicated his early claims that the election of November 21, 2015 was won by the AUDU/FALEKE Ticket and should have been declared as such.
Mr. Faleke described the supplementary election as a complete waste of tax payers’ money.
The statement noted that (by) the Supplementary election final results declared by INEC, the APC polled 6,885 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 5363 votes, making a total of 12, 248 votes cast for both parties, 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 introduced by the INEC.
“We therefore urge our supporters to remain calm and steadfast while the law takes its rightful course”, Faleke said.