Published on Jun 12, 2016 Greenbarge Reporters
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed worry over how the running mate to late Abubakar Audu, James Faleke threw the All Progressives Congress (APC) into confusion in the state.
Governor Yahaya Bello, in his address to Kogi people after emerging triumphant in all the petitions against him, said: “Honorable James Abiodun Faleke’s was a Petition that greatly polarized our Party at a time when we really needed to act as one in order to survive the heavy blow dealt the APC in Kogi State by the sudden and painful death of our leader, Prince Abubakar Audu. However it has also served the purpose of giving every loyal member of our Party who may have had concerns about the legality of the events that brought us into Office a definite answer from the Judiciary itself.
“The Petition by Honourable James Abiodun Faleke was a bit harder to come to terms with because it came from within the ranks of our great Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). It is never an easy task when a Leader finds himself in conflict with elements of his own support group and I found it particularly hard to face off with fellow partymen in the Press and in Court.”
Both Governor Yahaya Bello and Faleke belong to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Faleke however disagreed with the party which nominated Bello as the candidate to run for supplementary election after Abubakar Audu the original candidate died suddenly.Faleke felt he, being Audu’s running mate should have been made the APC candidate, which was why he challenged Governor Yahaya Bello’s emergence in court.
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