Kogi Election: Faleke’s Latest Move An Insult To APC

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Emmanuel Owotunse, a human right activist is not happy with the decision of James Faleke to file a suit at the tribunal over the Kogi governorship election.

Faleke, the running mate to late Abubakar Audu of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 governorship election in Kogi state in Lokoja.

He is challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) decision which declared the election inconclusive and led to the APC picking Yahaya Bello to replace the late Audu.

Speaking on Monday, December 21 in Lokoja, Owotunse described Faleke’s action as an affront to the authority of the party, Vanguard reports.

According to him, the APC picked Bello because he was the most constitutionally qualified to replace the late Audu.

He said Faleke’s lawyers were apparently misleading him as he was taking too many wrong steps capable of destroying his political career.


Moreso, the fact that Faleke is a close ally of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is raising concerns that the decision of Faleke to go to the tribunal may affect party cohesion as the National Working Committee will surely be disappointed by the new twist in the whole saga.

“I am not happy that Faleke is giving a wrong impression of himself. He set out to be deputy governor ab initio. Why and when did he become desperate to be the governor of the state? If the party gave him the ticket for the supplementary poll, the tribunal would have nullified his election because he never took part in the governorship primaries. Is he indirectly working for the emergence of PDP?” Owotunse queried.

He therefore, advised Faleke to be cautious of political jobbers around him who are bountifully reaping from his wrong steps.

He added that Falake should accept his party’s decision to replace Audu with Bello and move on with his political life.

Faleke has been in the news lately following the inconclusive Kogi governorship election and his party picking Bello to replace the late Audu at the supplementary polls. H, after Audu died the following morning after the November 21 election.

Upon the death of his principal, Audu, Faleke had written to the INEC asking them to declare him as winner of the polls. According to him, on January 27, 2016 as the Audu/Faleke ticket remained intact and unchanged and he has resolved not to work with Bello as his deputy.

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