Remove Faleke as lawmaker, PDP tells Court

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James Faleke
United Bank for Africa

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has approached a Federal High Court, Lagos, in a suit No:FHC/L/08/1680/15 seeking an order to remove James Faleke as the lawmaker representing Ikeja Federal Constituency of Lagos state in the House of Representatives.

The suit was filed by Olakunle Okunola, a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, while PDP is listed as the second plaintiff.

Also sued apart from Faleke as respondents in the suit are: The All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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

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.