A Non Governmental Organisation, Human Right Agenda Network has condemned the manner in which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) replaced the Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC) flag bearer in the last governorship election, James Faleke.
The NGO described the emergence of Yahaya Bello as winner of the governorship election as injustice, compromising and electoral fraud.
The spokesman of the group, Mr Taiwo Otitoloju, on Friday, condemned the act and accused the party’s leadership of sentiment and not being guided by the Nigerian Constitution in decision making.
According to him, the Nigerian Constitution has provided that the ticket that late Abubakar Audu clinched was a joint ticket which includes Falake, therefore, in the death of Audu, Faleke should have beeen declared as governor-elect.
Mr Otitoloju called on the INEC to declare Faleke as governor-elect in Kogi State in order to allow peace reign.
Recall that Faleke had sued the INEC and his party a day after the late Audu was substituted.
Mr Faleke’s suit was consequent to the replacement of the late Audu with Mr Bello on November 30, retaining Mr Faleke as the new governorship candidate’s deputy.