James Faleke, running mate to Late Prince Abubakar Audu in the November 21 Kogi governorship election has told his supporters never to despair for according to him, victory is within reach.
Faleke, a member representing Ikeja federal constituency at the House of Reps has been enmeshed in wrangling with the All Progressives Congress, APC over his insistence that he is the only natural successor to inherit Prince Audu’s votes.
Faleke while receiving the stakeholders of the APC from the east senatorial district of the state, led by the Zonal leader, Comrade Daniel Isah that were on condolence visit to his home, over the loss of his father in-law.
While assuring the stakeholders from the zone that he would not disappoint them for their unflinching loyalty, Faleke noted that the late Audu would be happier in the spirit world if his group remained united and struggle to get the “stolen” mandate back.
Faleke commended the APC stakeholders for keeping faith in the struggle saying, “when somebody takes something that did not belong to him, he will not know how to use it”; even as he added, ‘that accounts for why there was no positive story about Kogi all this while’.
Earlier, the APC East District Zonal Leader, Comrade Isah that spoke on behalf of the group said the stakeholders deemed it necessary to pay him (Faleke) a condolence visit and reassure him that they still believe in the struggle to retrieve back the mandate which Audu/Faleke ticket won in the last governorship election to the rightful owner, which is Honourable James Abiodun Faleke.
He stressed that the stakeholders of the zone have met and reaffirmed their support to him, saying all the grey areas that have cast shadow of disunity, fear and non-committal in the struggle have been resolved with a charge to everyone in the struggle to be committed until the mandate is back to the real owner.
Meanwhile, an outstanding leadership award was given to Comrade Daniel Isah by the group for his commitment which led to the victory of APC in the November 21 gubernatorial election in the state.