PDP Candidate Asks Court To Sack Faleke As Rep Member
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate who contested the House of Representatives election for Ikeja federal constituency 1, Lagos state, Olakunle Okunola, has demanded the immediate sack of James Faleke from the National Assembly over alleged “double representative.”
In a suit marked FHC/L/CS/1680/15, Okunola is challenging the declaration of the court that the nomination of Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, by All Progressives Congress (APC), as its candidate for the House of Representatives election of March 28, 2015, representing the Ikeja Federal Constituency 1 of Lagos State.
Okunola is also challenging Faleke’ nomination by the APC, as deputy governorship candidate for the November 21, 2015, gubernatorial election of Kogi State, under the Ekinrin Ade Ward of Ijumu Local Government Area, Kogi state which he considers as a “violation of the law.”
Okunola is seeking an order of the court compelling Faleke to vacate his seat as a member of the House representing Ikeja Federal Constituency 1, forthwith from the date of the transfer of his membership and data by INEC from Lagos state to Kogi state.
He has requested for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from any further reversal or transfer of Faleke’s voting and membership data from Ekinrin-Ade Ward in Ijumu LGA of Kogi state to the Ikeja Federal Constituency 1 of Lagos state.
Meanwhile, James Falake who was the running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, the APC candidate in the November 21, 2015 governorship election has insisted that he would not be deputy to the governor-elect, Yahaya Bello.