Faleke, Kogi Deputy Governor-Elect Rejects Position, Resumes At House Of Reps

Honourable James Faleke, the deputy governor-elect of Kogi State, on Tuesday, resumed in the House of Representatives.

The APC had named Faleke as the running mate to Yahaya Bello in the supplementary governorship election in Kogi State but he refused and headed to court, insisting that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should declare him the winner of the poll.

The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) deputy governorship candidate in Kogi, Mr Abiodun Faleke, says he will not make himself available for swearing in with Alhaji Yahaya Bello on January 27, 2016.

“I will not disappoint Prince Abubakar Audu. I, James Abiodun Faleke will not be there for the swearing in if we don’t finish the case before the Jan. 27, 2016 says Falake.

Faleke was representing a Federal Constituency in Lagos State in the eighth House of Representatives and also chaired the Committee on Customs and Excise.

He arrived the green chamber wearing a white agbada and a hand-made red cap, amid cheers from his colleagues in the House as he approached the Speaker, Honourable Yakubu Dogara and had a brief discussions with him before going to his officially allotted seat.

After the plenary, Faleke attended the inaugural meeting of the House Committee on Customs and Excise.

He however directed the Deputy Chairman of the committee, Honourable Hamed Chachangi, to preside over the proceedings, saying that he decided to attend the inaugural meeting as a sign of solidarity with his colleagues.

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