The running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21, 2015 election, JamesFaleke, has lost his bid to unseat Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi State.
Delivering judgment this Monday, the tribunal presided over by Justice Halima Mohammed, held that Faleke could not be declared governor because he did not participate in the APC primary.
The judge held that Faleke was not nominated by the APC as its substantive candidate in the governorship election.
She stated that the APC was right to have nominated Bello to replace the late Abubakar Audu as its candidate in the December 2015 supplementary election.
The judge held that Faleke had no locus-standi to file the petition since he was not nominated by the APC as its governorship candidate.