Kogi judgment: I have no regrets defending Audu’s votes – Faleke

A member of the House of Representatives James Faleke says he has no regrets defending the “votes given to him and the late Abubakar Audu” by the people of Kogi state.

In a statement by his spokesman, Duro Meseko, Faleke said he exercised his rights by defending the votes.

He stated, “We have heard the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court jurists upholding Yahaya Bello as governor. We shall wait for the full text of the judgment to know why they came to that conclusion.

“But let it be stated here that we have no regrets challenging the declaration of our election as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). What we did was to defend the votes cast for Audu/Faleke by the over 240,000 electorates on November 21, 2015.

“The people voted for us as candidates not the APC because they believe in the kind of leadership we offered to provide for them during our campaigns. It would therefore amount to crass betrayal of the trust of the electorate not to have defended their votes till the end.”

On Tuesday the Supreme court upheld the election of Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello.

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