Hon. James Faleke, the running mate to late candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the inconclusive governorship election in Kogi State, Alhaji Abubakar Audu, has dragged the party to court, claiming he is the state governor-elect.
Faleke is unhappy with the APC for presenting a different candidate, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for the supplementary election slated for Saturday.
Faleke filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja praying the court to declare him the governor-elect based on the last governorship election in the state in the absence of his principal, Audu who died shortly after the poll.
Joined in the suit is the Independent National Electoral Commission.
In the suit filed on his behalf by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Faleke claims that he is the governor-elect based on the November 21 election following the death of Audu.
Faleke had earlier dissociated himself from the supplementary poll, where the APC has listed him as the deputy governorship candidate.
He had also earlier in a letter to the commission demanded that INEC declare him the governor-elect.
On Monday, Faleke had teamed up with Mohammed, the first son of the late Audu, where the duo claimed that Kogi people had given the Audu/Faleke ticket the mandate to rule them. .