A member of the House of Representatives representing Ikeja Federal Constituency and a running mate to late Prince Abubakar Audu in the 2015 Kogi governorship election, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke has said he is no longer interested in Kogi governorship seat.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting of the people from the Kogi West Senatorial District in Abuja on Friday, Faleke said he has chosen to remain in Lagos where he was trained politically but would support any candidate selected by them. He however warned that he would not support anyone who assisted in truncating the aspiration of the Okun people.
Faleke disclosed that he had received several calls from his people asking him to contest the party’s ticket, saying it is better to tell the people the truth. He said they must take their destiny in their own hands and negotiate with all the aspirants in the race before selecting the one to support.
He stated that as a result of the suffering of his people, he had to bend backwards two years ago and reach out to the State Governor, Yahaya Bello on the need to address the suffering of the people of the state. He said the governor turned “deaf ears and never showed any interest in reconciliation.”
He said he told the governor that there was need for genuine reconciliation if things were to work out well for him and his administration, stating that the people of Kogi West voted for Senator Dino Melaye during the last election as a way of protesting the treatment they suffered in the hand of the governor.