Kogi 2023: Faleke declares readiness to work for victory of APC’s Ododo
Governor Yahaya Bello, James Faleke and other Kogi APC chieftains in Lokoja
Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun
By Thompson Yamput
A member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC Mr James Faleke has declared his readiness to actively engage in campaigning for the success of his party’s candidate, Usman Ododo, in the Kogi Nov. 11 governorship election.
Faleke was a former deputy governorship candidate of Kogi APC and the current Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Finance.
Faleke gave the commitment when he visited Governor Yahaya Bello alongside a contingent of party members representing all three senatorial districts in the state in Lokoja on Friday.
The group included Prof. Stephen Ocheni, former Minister of Labour and Productivity; Mr Dangana Ocheja, the former senator representing Kogi East; Hajiya Maimuna Audu, daughter of a former governor of the state; and Chief Duro Meseko, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC.
Speaking during the visit, Faleke told the governor that their visit was a clear demonstration of their readiness to actively engage in working and campaigning for the success of Ododo, in the governorship election.
“Our decision to wholeheartedly support Ododo’s candidacy was reached following a meeting with other party members in Abuja in preparation for the official flag-off campaign ceremony of APC in Kogi.
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“Our commitment and dedication to work for the ruling APC is motivated by the broader interests of both the state and the nation, moreso that APC is more united and stronger than ever before.
“This development reflects the APC members’ unwavering commitment to unity and their collective aspiration for victory in the forthcoming Nov. 11 governorship election in Kogi,” Faleke declared.
Speaking at the event, Governor Bello assured members of APC in Kogi state of equal participation and representation in the Nov. 11 governorship election.
Bello emphasised that within the APC, there exist a level playing field where every member has equal access to the numerous opportunities offered by the party.
“As it stands in Kogi today, there’s nothing like hierarchy or privilege when it comes to participation within the party.
“I therefore wish to assure all APC members in the state of equal participation and representation in the forthcoming Nov. 11 governorship poll,” Bello said.