The death of the All Progressives Congress(APC), gubernatorial candidate, Abubakar Audu, and subsequent selection of his replacement, Mr. Yahaya Bello, has put the party in turmoil.
APC in chaos over Audu’s replacement
The news of Abubakar Audu's alleged death is coming barely three hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the elections inconclusive.
The APC, following INEC's permission, picked Bello as a replacement for Audu.
Meanwhile, Mr. James Faleke, the running mate to late Abubakar Audu has also asked INEC and APC, to name him the gubernatorial candidate of the party in Kogi.
According to Punch Newspapers, APC is finding it difficult to sort out these dissenting voices in the state.
An APC National Working Committee source who spoke to Punch said “I can confirm to you that we are trying to resolve the crisis created by our decision on Bello. We are trying to reach out to Faleke and the Audu’s camp. Honestly, we have not succeeded. Faleke is not ready to withdraw his demand and many people are insisting on Audu’s son, Mohammed.”
Also speaking to newsmen on the APC peace move, Faleke said “All these talks about the APC reaching out to me are unfounded. Nothing like that has happened. They have not approached me. It is false and not true.
“In any case, what purpose will that serve? I have made my position very clear in the letters I wrote to INEC and the national chairman of the party.
“I have written a second one, and I am saying that the nomination of Bello is wrong; we won’t accept it. We stand by the position as stated in those letters.
“And for the benefit of doubt, I am on this project with (Mohammed Audu) the son of my late boss. We are working together in opposing this nomination of Bello.”
You will recall that the news of Abubakar Audu's alleged death is coming barely three hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the elections inconclusive.
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