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Falae Retires From Active Politics

Falae Retires From Active Politics

Funsho Akinwale

Prominent South West politician, Chief Olu Falae, has stepped aside from active politics.

The elder stateman cited health as his reason for quitting.

Further dig into the sudden resignation confirmed that Falae made this decision a few hours after his party backed President Muhammadu Buhari for the February 16 presidential election.

His retirement is not a surprise to many, as the former Secretary to the Federation had been campaigning against Buhari’s re-election bid.

He even urged Nigerians in one of his interviews to vote for a more resourceful and credible candidate than Buhari, who is being controlled by cabals around him.

“I had planned to retire when I clocked 80 but I suspended it because our convention was about starting few days ahead.

“After the convention, Prof. Jerry Gana took us to court, the reason why I didn’t announce my retirement then.

“So in line with our party’s constitution, Prof Tunde Adeniran is defacto National Chairman.

“I have retired but I did not resign,” Falae stated

The cracks in the party started when Prof. Jerry Gana challenged the victory of former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, as its presidential candidate.

The court favoured Gana, who argued that the party’s constitution is against the national chairman and presidential candidate representing same region.

This crisis went on for weeks until the appeal court reinstated Donald Duke as presidential candidate of the party.