Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Faleke Urged To Withdraw Petition Against Bello

Some members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kogi state have urged James Falake to refrain from contesting the election that saw Yahaya Bello emerge as governor elect of the state.
This was contained in a communiqué issued by the three top members of the group; Richard Asaje, Migbole Samuel and Muhammed Musa at the end of its meeting on Tuesday, December 22.

The committee has been directed to plead with James falake to withdraw the petition filed against the election of Yahaya Bello as the governor of the state.

The group reiterated that the party ‘s supremacy should prevail over personal gains and urged the deputy governor elect to accept APC’ position on the election.

The communiqué reads: “That we accept the divine intervention of God for granting us the desired power shift or power rotation. That the West and Central senatorial districts have agreed to stand on the path of unity and hold on the two positions of governor and deputy governor bestowed on us by God. That we declare our solemn and total support for the governor-elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and ensure his success; otherwise his failure is ours and not his.”

James Faleke had earlier opposed the election of Yahaya Bello as Kogi state governor due to the death of Abubakar Audu on Sunday, November 22, after the election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. James Falake had written to the INEC asking them to declare him as winner of the polls.