I Am Not Deputy To Yahaya Bello, Faleke Insists

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…Says I Will Not Be At Inauguration
Deputy Governorship Candidate to Prince Abubakar Audu in the November 21,2015 Governorship election in Kogi State, Mr James Faleke has insisted that he is not deputy to the Governor elect Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
He also said that he would not be at the inauguration of Bello and that there were plans to announce his name as the deputy governor of Kogi State during the swearing ceremony.
He described the attempts to announce his name as mischievous.
Faleke insistence and outburst was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity, Audu/Faleke Campaign Organisation, Mr Duro Meseko.
Faleke in the statement alleged that the plan was hatched for Bello to escape the obvious lacuna of not running the Supplementary election with a deputy and that the plan was also made to give legitimacy to the apparent unconstitutionality of the action.
Faleke’s statement reads, “I want to bring to the attention of Nigerians plans to call me out to take oath of allegiance as Deputy Governor to Alhaji Yahaya Bello today in Lokoja since it is the Deputy that takes oath first. The mischievous script is to announce my name for oath taking at least three times after which they would declare that the deputy governor-elect has absconded but would be sworn in at a later date. They would now go ahead to swear in Bello as the governor.”
“let me make it very clear to the good people of Kogi State and Nigerians in general that I am not Deputy to Yahaya Bello and will therefore not be present today at his inauguration. I had made my position abundantly clear to my party, the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) and Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) that I will not serve as Deputy to Bello, neither would I participate in the December 5, 2015 Supplementary election.
Faleke disclosed in the statement that he had written strongly worded letter to the leadership of APC and INEC to back his position.
He described the attempt to mischievously announce his name as Bello’s deputy as the height of political mischief for oath taking at an inauguration ceremony they know I would not be attending.