Deputy governor elect slammed for approaching election tribunal

Hon. James Faleke, running mate of the deceased Prince Abubakar Audu, has been slammed for approaching the election tribunal over the choice of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as late Audu's replacement.

Jame Faleke

Hon. James Faleke, running mate of the deceased Prince Abubakar Audu, has been slammed for approaching the election tribunal over the choice of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as late Audu's replacement.

Faleke was criticized by popular human right activist, Mr. Emmanuel Owotunse, who denounced Faleke's act as a rebellion against the authority of the party.

In an interview with Vanguard news, Owotunse claimed the APC followed that dictate of the constitution in their selection of Yahaya Bello as Prince Audu's replacement. He also said the Faleke is being misled by his lawyers.

“Faleke is taking too many wrong steps. His lawyers are surely misleading him into taking decisions that will burn his political fingers.

“Moreso, the fact that Faleke is a close ally of the national leader of the party, , 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."

The human right activist equally denounced Faleke as desperate and ill- advised. He advised that the aggrieved politician to watch his steps or face the danger of ruining his political career.

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“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?

“Faleke should beware of political jobbers around him who are reaping bountifully from his wrong steps. He should accept the position of his party and move on with his political life”.

Hon. James Faleke recently disclosed his intention to approach the election tribunal to challenge the replacement of Prince Audu with Yahaya Bello. He argued that he should have been the party’s flag bearer after the demise of Prince Audu.

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