ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.
Member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, has condemned the All Progressive Congress ( APC) in Kogi State for its failure to keep campaign promises.
The Leadership of APC of Ijumu LGA of Kogi State had
accused Faleke of anti-party activities in the state during the
general elections. Faleke who was a running mate to the late Prince
Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate of the APC in the November 21st, 2015
governorship election in the State, hails from Ekirin-adde in Ijumu LGA of Kogi
Faleke who bemoaned the alleged criticism by the APC described their grouse as a ranting of failed people stressing that the party failed for non-commitment to campaign promises.
Faleke urged the party executives to do a self-examination and find out the real reasons why the APC lost to other parties in the area. “Was our contribution to APC victory recognized by the beneficiaries in the state? The so called Executives in Ijumu lacked capacity to think and mobilize the people because of failed promises. “So, if the people voted for another party while I was busy campaigning for my elections in my constituency in Lagos, what is my business in APC Kabba Ijumu federal constituency. My shadow will continue to hunt them until the people are happy. “When government takes the people for granted, there is always a judgement day at the polls.” He said
He reminded them that when good governance eludes the people, revolution becomes imminent as displayed by the voting patterns of the people in some states of the country. The lawmaker said for his foray into politics in kogi State in 2015, he had within three months, turned things around in favour of APC.
In an open letter
addressed to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu and
APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a copy made available to
Journalists in Lokoja. The letter which was jointly signed by
Ijumu LGA APC Chairman, S.B. Abejide, Secretary, Mallam Yekini Agunbiade, Youth
Leader, Ibitayo Kehinde and Ijumu LGA Administrator, Taufiq Isah.
The APC leaders had accused Faleke of sponsoring House of
Representatives candidate under the platforms of African Democratic
Congress (ADC) in Kogi West senatorial district during the National Assembly
The party leaders said they have clear evidence that Faleke
is a strong backbone behind the activities of ADC in the state and equally
worked against APC candidates from West senatorial district in the just
“We urge the APC in Lagos, National headquarters in Abuja to watch closely what goes on as we are happy this happened to erode every doubt about what we had already known because Faleke has been the sole sponsor of ADC in Kogi state. “We therefore call on the leadership of the party to as a matter of urgency investigate according to the rules and regulations of the party in order to avoid future occurrence”, part of the letter said.