Tuesday, 8 December 2015
I won’t be available as Yahaya Bello’s deputy - Faleke declares
Kogi State APC deputy governorship candidate, Abiodun Faleke who ran with late Prince Audu Abubakar in the November 21st governorship election, says he would not be available to be sworn-in as the deputy of the governor-elect, Yahaya Bello on January 27, 2016. Faleke said this at a press briefing in Kabba, Kogi state yesterday December 7th.
“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 January 27, 2016. Nobody consulted me before making me a deputy to Bello. He 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 said
Faleke in his speech exonerated President Buahri from the crisis in the party that resulted in the emergence of Yahaya Bello as the party flagbearer in the Saturday December 6th state supplementary election. He warned the leadership of the party against setting it on a path of destruction through impunity and injustice, saying they should learn from what happened to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said the present struggle was a complex one and beyond him, saying it was about emancipation of the people and the future of the state.
“People are fighting for 2019 in 2015. Are they God? What is happening is beyond human imagination. I am a marathoner, no matter how bumpy and rough the road is, we shall get there, “ he said.