Election tribunal cancels petition challenging Faleke’s victory

Election tribunal cancels petition challenging Faleke’s victory

- The victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s House of Representatives member, James Abiodun Faleke, has been upheld by court order

- The ruling was given on Friday, June 14, by an election petition tribunal sitting in Ikeja, Lagos state

- Faleke had been declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, February 24

An election petition tribunal sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday, June 14, annulled an application challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s House of Representatives member representing Ikeja federal constituency, James Abiodun Faleke.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Faleke as winner of the Saturday, February 23 election.

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Prof Olufunmilayo Bameke, the returning officer for the election, announced the result at the Ikeja local government on Sunday, February 24.

Legit.ng gathered that Faleke was declared winner after he polled a total of 25,195 votes to defeat his closest rival from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mutiu Okunola, who garnered 21, 373 votes.

According to Bameke, Faleke, having fulfilled the requirements, was declared winner. In his reaction, Faleke said that he was happy with the outcome of the results.

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“I am happy with the result because it shows the will of the people. I want to say that the elections are won at the booths, not at the collation centres,’’ he said.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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