Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has said that the party might eventually have to replace its Deputy-Governor Elect for Kogi State, Hon. James Faleke.
Oyegun also added that the party won fair and square in the state therefore the tribunals and courts cannot reverse the results of the election.
Oyegu while fielding questions from journalists said “On the Faleke issue, it is rather a straightforward and easy issue. We have replaced a governorship candidate. If the need arises and subject to what the law says, we will also get a deputy governorship candidate but we will cross those bridges as they arise but they have not arisen yet.
“We are not worried, the Kogi situation is still evolving and we will cross every bridge as we get to it. We’ll wait and see who does what and work out answers that meet each situation.
“We have thought the process through and we have won the election in Kogi. For us in APC, Kogi is a settled issue, if you want to go to the tribunal, we’ll meet you there, if you want to go to court, we’ll meet you there.
“Kogi is basically resolved, thank God in favour of the APC, very unfortunate very tragic events occurred the entire polity had to find solutions to problems which detailed as the constitution did not envisage and the in the next few weeks, depending on who goes to court or who doesn’t, we will know the boundaries of the law in respect of these issues.”
He also added that the party is still baffled by the result of the Bayelsa polls, he although the party is satisfied with the conduct of the polls, the party cannot seek redress in court until the Independent National Electoral Commission process is concluded.