Tribunal Throws Out James Faleke’s Petiton Against Governor Yahaya Bello
Mr. Faleke was running as the deputy governorship candidate under Mr. Audu and they were coasting to victory as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, collated results; before Mr. Audu suddenly died.
INEC declared the election inconclusive and asked the APC to nominate a replacement for the deceased. Mr. Bello was nominated and he selected Mr. Faleke as his deputy with the latter refusing the selection.
Mr. Faleke refused to abide by the decision of the party and approached the tribunal asking it to declare him governor elect.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Idris Wada, and other smaller parties such as the Labour Party and the African Democratic Congress, ADC, also approached the tribunal asking it to remove Mr. Bello.
Judgment on the petition by the other parties will also be delivered on Wednesday, while that of Wada against the governor will be delivered on Tuesday.