Buhari dares Tinubu, arrests Faleke, Audu’s son

By Amako Nneji January 9, 2016 21:10

Buhari dares Tinubu, arrests Faleke, Audu’s son

Uneasy calm pervades the political landscape of Kogi state as President Muhammadu Buhari dares the lion of Bourdilion and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu by arresting James Abiodun Faleke and Mohammed Audu.

They were arrested on Saturday 9th January, 2016 by operatives of the Directorate of State Security Service, DSS, in Abuja.

Faleke, is the political son of Tinubu, a second-term House of Representatives member and the running mate to the late Abubakar Audu.

The late Prince Audu died before the kogi governorship election was concluded.

Faleke has been consistently affirming that he was the right owner of the mandate given to him and the Audu. He argued that the election of November 21, 2015 was concluded and that a winner had emerged.

But contrary to Faleke’s position, the National Working Committee of the APC presented Yahaya Adoza Bello to INEC as replacement to the late Audu on the strength that the Agassa-born business mogul came second in the party’s governorship primaries.

Faleke kicked and dragged INEC to a Federal High Court in Abuja with the hope of stopping the supplementary poll in the state.

Having emerged the Governor-Elect, all efforts by Yahaya Bello to woo Faleke to his side has proven abortive, as the latter has gone to the Election Petitions Tribunal to challenge the victory of Bello.

Also, it was alleged that many support groups in the state are threatening violence if Faleke was not declared winner of the election, a situation which might have prompted the DSS to invite him for questioning as the January 27 inauguration date draws by.

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When contacted, the Director of Media and Publicity of Audu/Faleke Campaign Organization, Hon. Duro Meseko confirmed the invitation, saying the the campaign organization was yet to come to terms with the arrest.

Adding that it’s coming at “a critical period in the struggle for the Lugard House through
constitutional means”.

Also a source within the DSS confirmed the purported arrest but however insisted it was only an invitation .

He said the invitation was connected with the upcoming governorship inauguration in the state and the need to ensure peace and order before, during and after the inauguration‎.

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