With Prince Abubakar Audu body fully committed to mother earth, the leadership of the opposition All Progressives Congress may settle for James Faleke as the candidate for the remaining supplementary election rerun, it was gathered.
There were meetings at Lokoja and Abuja by the leaders of the party on Tuesday, ostensibly to find a way round the circle of confusion engulfing the death of its governorship candidate in last Saturday’s governorship election that had been declared inconclusive.
It is yet to be known if Audu died before the commencement of collation in Lokoja or after the election was declared inconclusive.
It was rumoured that the former governor died after hearing about the inconclusiveness of the process due to the cancellation of close to 50,000 votes but this was debunked by members of his family.

INEC yesterday gave the APC the go ahead to substitute the name of Abubakar Audu,the rerun election is expected to be held on 5th December 2015 in 91 polling units.

It is believed that the group loyal to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu may have resolved to project Hon. Abiodun Faleke to take over the candidature of the late Prince Audu. The State Executive Committee of the party was said to have resolved to push the Faleke option through.
However, another group within the party which initially resisted the choice of Faleke as running mate, is bent on fielding someone from among the aspirants who contested the party’s governorship primaries in August.
Efforts at reaching the Chairman of APC in Kogi, Alh. Haddi Ametuo proved abortive as he failed to pick calls made to his phone.
He was said to be attending meetings related to the governorship election in Kogi.
A source who is a member of the State Working Committee of APC told Vanguard on condition of anonymity that the party is under tremendous pressure to go with Faleke.
“It is true. We are under pressure to ensure Faleke becomes the next governor of the state. But some of our leaders are insisting that Yahaya Bello is the right candidate to step in. Nothing has been decided yet but the thinking now among the State Executive Committee is to support Faleke”.
The Presidency’s Angle
The source said that the body language on the corridors of the Villa doesn’t favour a Faleke candidature.
Many chieftains of the party at the Villa are said to be rooting for Alh. Yahaya Bello

The Party is contemplating on the choice of either Audu's deputy Hon Abiodun Faleke or the candidate that came second in the primaries,Mr Bello.APC's position will be made known in few days time


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