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PDP wants Faleke kicked out of House of Reps

PDP wants Faleke kicked out of House of Reps

If the Peoples Democartic Party (PDP) has its way, the lawmaker representing Ikeja Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, James Faleke, should no longer be a Member, Federal House of Representatives.

The Party and its member,  Olakunle Okunola, are praying for an order from the Federal High Court in Lagos to kick out Faleke because his voting data has been transfered from Lagos to Kogi State, therefore, he still being referred to as a Member representing Ikeja Constituency has been invalidated.

Faleke, who hails from Kogi State, was running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, who was leading at the poll but died before the final result was declared. He is currently embroiled in a bitter battle with his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its decision not to recognize him as the replacement for Audu.

he plaintiffs are urging the court to declare that the All Progressives Congress (APc) breached Section 37 of the Electoral Act when it nominated Faleke for the March 28, 2015 National Assembly election and later nominated him as its deputy governorship candidate for the November 21, 2015 governorship election in Kogi.

The applicants are urging the court to declare that Faleke’s membership of the House of Representatives had terminated because his voting data had been transferred from Ikeja Federal Constituency of Lagos State to Ekinrin-ade ward of Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Joined as respondents in the suit are Faleke, APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The plaintiffs prayed for an order of perpetual injunction restraining INEC from reversing or re-transferring Faleke’s voting and membership data from Ekinrin-ade ward in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State to the Ikeja Federal Constituency 1 of Lagos State.

The plaintiffs’ counsel, Kingsley Kezie, told Justice Abdulaziz Anka that efforts to serve the court processes on Faleke and APC had proved abortive. He wants the court to grant the plaintiff an order to serve the defendants through substituted means at their addresses.

 

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