Saturday, 9 January 2016

SSS Puts Kogi On Red Alert, Arrests Faleke and Audu


Reports have it that there is uneasy calm in the political landscape of Kogi State as James Abiodun Faleke and Mr. Mohammed Audu were invited by operatives of the Directorate of State Security in Abuja.
Supporters of the two politicians were apprehensive on the fate of their principals.
Faleke, a second-term House of Reps member was the running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu. The late Prince Audu died before the governorship election was "concluded" in the state.

In view of the alleged legal vacuity of the scenario, Faleke has been consistently affirming that he was the right owner of the mandate given to him and the late Prince Abubakar Audu. He argued that the election of November 21, 2015 was concluded and that a winner had emerged.
But contrary to Faleke’s position
INEC made the National Working Committee of the APC to present a new candidate, Yahaya Adoza Bello as replacement to the late Prince Abubakar Audu on the strength that the Agassa-born business mogul came second in the party’s governorship primaries.
Faleke kicked and dragged INEC to a Federal High Court in Abuja with the hope of stopping the supplementary poll in the state.
Having emerged the Governor-Elect, all efforts by Yahaya Bello to woo Hon. Faleke to his side has proven abortive, as the latter has gone to the Election Petitions Tribunal to challenge the victory of Bello.
Also, it was alleged that many support groups in the state are threatening violence if Faleke was not declared winner of the election, a situation which might have prompted the DSS to invite him for questioning as the January 27 inauguration date draws by.
An inside source told Vanguard that Faleke arrived at the Headquarters of the security organization at about 10.00am on Saturday morning and has not been released as at the time of filing this report.
Director of Media and Publicity of Audu/Faleke Campaign Organization, Hon. Duro Meseko confirmed the invitation, saying the the campaign organization is yet to come to terms with the invitation at what he called, “a critical period in the struggle for the Lugard House through constitutional means."

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