The efforts of the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to reconcile substitute governorship candidate, Alhaji Yahaya Bello with his running mate, Chief Abiodun Faleke, before formally unveiling them on Monday has been completely frustrated as Faleke would have none of such moves, hence the crises continues…
At a reconciliatory meeting summoned by the party to settle issues with the two candidates, Faleke strictly rejected the position of the party and thus it ended in a deadlock.
Addressing journalists shortly after the three-hour talks at the APC’s national secretariat, Faleke said he would not accept the decision to field him as deputy governorship for the supplementary election.
He said the meeting was not a reconciliatory one but rather a summon for a briefing by the leadership of the party which had already made up its mind on the choice of the substitute governorship candidate for the Kogi election.
The issue of Kogi state was paramount in the mind of National leaders and especially the National Chairman of our party that he wanted a solution to it.
However, we met for about 2 hours as you have observed and of course we discovered that the meeting that we were invited for was just a mere briefing rather than it being where we could have deliberated and solve the quagmire we find ourselves in, we were only briefed about the position of the party, ” he said.
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