KOGI ELECTION| Faleke on Warpath, Swears “I Cannot Be Yahaya Bello’s Deputy”

by on December 7, 2015

The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) deputy governorship candidate in Kogi, Mr James Abiodun Faleke, has stated that he will not be available for swearing in with Alhaji Yahaya Bello on January 27, 2016.

Mr James Abiodun Faleke declared this at a meeting of APC stakeholders in Kogi West Senatorial District in Kabba, Kogi State. He explained that this was in furtherance of his earlier letter to the national leadership of the party not to work with Bello, then governorship candidate.

Faleke further added that he would pursue the legal option to a logical conclusion, that the Audu/Faleke ticket remained intact and unchanged.

“I will not disappoint Prince Abubakar Audu. I, James Abiodun Faleke will not be there for the swearing in if we don’t finish the case before the Jan. 27, 2016″.

“Nobody consulted me before making me a deputy to Bello. Bello too did not consult me. I have made my position known to the party leadership on this. I am not ready to betray and disappoint Prince Abubakar Audu”.

He exonerated President Mohammadu Buahri from the crisis, saying that Buhari he knows cannot be a party to injustice and outright violation of the rule of law while warning the leadership of the party against setting it on a path of destruction through impunity and injustice, adding that they should learn from what happened to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

James Faleke said those who are fighting in 2015 for positions in 2019 were trying God.

“People are fighting for 2019 in 2015. Are they God? What is happening is beyond hunan imagination’’, he said.

He warned members and supporters of the party against fighting or castigating anybody, saying that those behind the plot were only working to actualise God’s plan and the ultimate liberation of the state from the jaws of poverty and under-development.

“I am a marathoner, no matter how bumpy and rough the road is, we shall get there’’, he said.

He thanked the Igalas for their support and resolve to defend the mandate with their blood and assured them that their efforts will not be in vain.

Omolara Adegoke- Abuja

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  • Aliyu
    December 7, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Comment…Mr faleke you have not been in kogi politice pls give peace a chance so that those who have been with us to rule kogi not you who base in Lagos.


  • December 7, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    My dear Faleke, much as I sympathise with you, I will advice that you accept your fate as it is today for the following reasons; 1 – The party has choosen Yahaya Bello in preference to your humble self. I advice that you just accept the party decission in good faith, for in contest, you either win or you loose. Your lose today may pave way for a brighter chance tomorrow. Remember we all blamed SARAKI for allowing personal interest to over ride party interest in his quest for senate presidency stool. 2 – If God destines that you will govern Kogi state one day, it shall surely come to pass. PMB contested presidential elections three good times and failed, by destiny, he is the President of Nigeria today. 3 – Great and worthy men like; Awolowo, Zik and Abiola were an inch away from the presidency stool but they never got there. Shonekan never dreamt of it in life, yet he was there for six months. Let us learn from history, Leadership possition is is not just an act of struggle but much of destiny.


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