Kogi Guber: Audu Political Family Disowns Faleke, Rejects Yahaya Bello

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The enlarged Political family of late Prince Abubakar Audu has dissociated itself and the entire followers, both within and outside the state, from the latest moves by Hon. James Abiodun Faleke.

Faleke was the deputy governorship candidate to the late political sage in the 2015 election.

He is being discountenanced over his decision to work for the re-election of Governor Yahaya Bello in the forthcoming Kogi governorship election billed for November 16.

The late political leader’s dynasty says on no account will there be a correlation between the late sage’s political associates and Faleke’s belated decision, who was picked as a running mate after the election of Prince Abubakar Audu as APC candidate in 2015.

The family, in a statement issued and signed on behalf of the family by Dr. Odekina Abutu, said the existence of the political icon’s dynasty predates the affiliation between Faleke and the family, hence he cannot inherit the large political empire of the family.

He debunked the claim by Faleke or the public notion that the reconciliation brokered between the Kogi governor was on behalf of the Audu/ Faleke faction of APC, saying he is on his own and entitled to his political decisions.

According to the spokesman: “It will be a complete political misjudgement to link Faleke’s political overture and resolution to that of the legend Audu’s political dynasty, span over three decades of democratic practice.

“Late Prince Abubakar Audu, who twice was governor of Kogi state between 1991-1993, and 1999-2003, does not need any political surrogate to advocate for its political future and decisions.”

He wondered why Hon James Abiodun Faleke, who was co-opted as a Lagos representative from Ikeja and Lagos politician to deputise the late former Governor, could usurp the large political empire of Prince Abubakar Audu without due consultation.

“The Audu political family enjoined the general public and the large political family of the sage, to disregard such undeserved and misleading statements from Hon James Abiodun Faleke.”

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