Yahaya Bello inauguration kicks off in Kogi without Faleke

PIC. 7. ALHAJI YAHAYA BELLO (R), TAKING OATH OF OFFICE AS GOVERNOR OF KOGI AT HIS INAUGURATION, BEFORE THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE, JUSTICE NASIRU AJANA, IN LOKOJA ON WEDNESDAY (27/1/16). 0504/27/1/2016/BJO/NAN

Proceedings leading to the inauguration of the Governor-elect of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has commenced at the Lokoja township stadium with his deputy, James Faleke, conspicuously absent.

Mr. Bello was picked by the All Progressives Congress to replace its late candidate, Abubakar Audu, who died before the conclusion of the election.

Mr. Faleke has approached the election tribunal in the state asking it to declare him governor elect. He is absent at today’s inauguration and the new governor might assume office without a deputy.

Mr. Faleke had that he was not consulted or taken into confidence by anyone regarding the choice of Mr. Bello as Mr. Audu’s replacement.

He was also quoted in various reports as expressing suspicion that the party was planning to announce his replacement on the grounds that he absconded from Wednesday’s inauguration.

Those attending Wednesday’s inauguration include the National Chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun as well as the governor of Nasarawa state and the Minister of Communication Technology, Adebayo Shittu.

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki is being represented by Kabir Gaya.

The Senator representing Kogi East, Dino Melaye, who gave the welcome address said today’s inauguration is historic because “a minority is the governor of Kogi state”.

He pledged that Mr. Bello would not disappoint the people of the state and called on all aggrieved people to unite and cooperate with the new governor for the sake of Kogi state.


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  • amazing2012

    Falake is not grateful and he is a loser. Choosing of this man is because he come second after late Audu. And the election is not conclusive, so what is the problem ? Leadership not service ? If he really love kogi he will not be fighting for governorship seat but how to serve the people. He can still came back as governor with time.
    This guy is simply a loser, please forget him and initiat replacement now !

    • The problem is Yahaya Bello is not faithful and a traitor. He never supported the late Audu and Faleke. He aligned with the PDP during the elections secretly to work for the failure of Audu. So, Faleke is pained that such a traitor be so favored is completely wrong considering morals.

      • amazing2012

        All politicians are traitors, all politicians are liars, all politicians are prostitutes. Politics is not mosques or church work and has no moral justification.
        The best should have done is to agree and accept to be a deputy then time will usher him to be the governor. Remember the political story Jonathan.
        Again, your story is based on assumption not facts.

      • yusuf

        You don’t know politics.that is why it’s called a dirty game.. let be an idealist not a realist

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