Faleke, Bello settle four-year rift.
James Faleke, the late Prince Abubakar Audu's running mate in the 2015 Kogi governorship election, has announced his support for the re-election bid of Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 poll.
The pictures of Governor Yahaya and Faleke taken during their meeting in Abuja have hit social media and they have taken many by surprise.
Recall, the governor and Faleke maintained a cat and mouse relationship following the selection of Yahaya Bello as governor by the party to represent the late winner of the state gubernatorial election, Abubakar
Faleke, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, while speaking at the meeting confirmed the new development, saying it was true that he had agreed to support Bello’s re-election bid.
“Yes, following the decision of the leadership of Audu/Faleke group to work with the governor, and as loyal party men and women, I on behalf of the group, met the governor to chart the way forward and build a strong and united All Progressives Congress (APC) before the election.”
“We have put all issues in the past. I will be in a better position to always assist and advise the party and government in the state to execute people friendly programmes.”
Faleke said since he had returned to Lagos, it would be bad of him not to align the members of the Audu/Faleke group with the government and the main politics of the state.
“It is, therefore, necessary as loyal party members to assist, by bringing the party faithfuls who have been with me through thick and thin in the last four years, to the governor.
“By God’s grace, we will arrange to hand them over at a future meeting, as soon as possible. Although I have no vote in Kogi, I have numerous followers in the state,” he said.