The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State on Monday threw their weight behind the running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu, the party’s candidate in the November 21 governorship election in the state, Hon. Abiodun Faleke, in his quest for recognition as his principal’s replacement and governor-elect.
Audu died few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the November 21 poll inconclusive. The commission later fixed December 5 for a supplementary poll in 91 units across 19 local government areas in the state.
Addressing hundreds of party supporters at the Government Reservation Area (GRA) Lokoja residence of its late flag bearer, the APC leaders, led by former Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Humphrey Abah, denounced members of the party’s National Working Committee, over what they described as attempt to bring in a candidate through the back door.
They called on the national leadership of the party to do the needful by immediately naming Faleke as the Kogi APC candidate and the eldest son of the late Audu, Mohammed, as his deputy.
They said that any attempt to foist a candidate who was not part of its victory nor participated in achieving the poll success was unacceptable and has been rejected.
With Faleke and Audu ‘s son sandwiched in the middle on the podium erected within the premises, the party leaders which included former acting governor of the state and APC Board of Trustees (BoT) member, Chief Clarence Olafemi, the state deputy chairman of the party, Shaibu Osune, Hon. Enah Oseni, Alhaji Jibrin Isah (Echocho),Daniel Isa (Prof.), Alhaji Ibrahim Atodo and Mrs. Folashade Joseph, chairperson, women mobilization, Audu/Faleke campaign team,they said they will from there move to Abuja, to make their position known.
Source: The Nation