APC gives in to pressure, dumps James Faleke in Kogi polls
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 25, 2015
Still in Kogi, the drama trailing Kogi polls continues to unfold as the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced that it would conduct fresh primaries to determine a replacement for its late candidate, Abubakar Audu. APC’s latest move of dumping Audu’s running-mate, James Faleke, to organize fresh primaries was disclosed yesterday.
The party’s national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, stated that delegates to the last primaries, which saw the emergence of the late candidate, will determine who will become the candidate. He said this in an interaction with journalists at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Oyegun noted that the development was informed by the Attorney General’s order which requires the APC to replace the late Audu.
It would be recalled that Audu’s death was announced on Sunday shortly after INEC declared the election inconclusive. Following the inconclusive governorship election in Kogi state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called for the immediate resignation of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mallam Abubakar Malami.