The running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu in last year’s governorship election in Kogi State, James Abiodun Falake, has urged the Election Petition Tribunal to declare him governor.
Faleke made the call yesterday in Abuja while being led in evidence by his counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
“I confirm to all the documents that were tendered this morning to be the ones I refer to in my petition.
“I will like to adopt the documents in my witness statement on oath and as my evidence in the petition.
“I want the tribunal to accept my petition and grant my reliefs as stated in paragraph 27 of my witness statement on oath and declare me as the winner,” he said.
Faleke told the tribunal that he did not know any of the candidates who contested with the late Audu.
He said the death of Audu had nothing tot do with the inconclusiveness of the election and that they had already won before it was declared inconclusive.
He said he knew they had won the November 21, 2015, governorship election and that was why he did not participate in the December 5 poll.
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