Key political actors under the aegis of Stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress in Kogi West have called on the Kogi State governor-elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and the national leadership of the party to accept a replacement for Abiodun Faleke.
According to them, their demand became pertinent following the refusal of Abiodun Faleke to accept the position of Deputy Governor.
The stakeholders also congratulated the governor-elect and promised to cooperate with him to turn Kogi state around.
While insisting on the supremacy of the APC leadership, they advised Bello to be careful of some political jobbers who have constituted a nuisance to APC in Kogi West.
This is contained in a resolution issued on Saturday in Abuja by Kogi West APC stakeholders after a meeting convened by a former Deputy governor of Kogi State, Clarence Olafemi and Senator Dino Melaye held in Lokoja
The resolutions were signed by over 40 members from Mopamuro, Kogi/Koto, Yagba East, Yagba West, Ijumu, Kabba/Bunu and Lokoja Local Government Areas of Kogi State.
The signatories include Tope Ajayi (Mopamuro); Shaban Shuaibu (Kogi/Koto); Kayode Adebayo (Yagba East); Gbenga Azagun (Yagba West); Dolapo Abanida (Yagba West); Lamidi Salihu (Ijumu); P. O. Olorunfemi (Kabba/Bunu); and Alhaji Bala Salihu (Lokoja).
The communique reads, “The unity among all the component elements of Kogi State is not negotiable and so also is the cordial relationship between Kogi Central and Kogi West Senatorial districts. The APC stakeholders in Kogi West have absolute confidence in the representation and leadership of Senator Dino Melaye.
“Since Hon. Abiodun Faleke has made it abundantly clear that he does not want to be Deputy to governor-elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, we the APC stakeholders in Kogi West hereby appeal to the governor-elect and the party leadership to accept a replacement from the West, the process for which we are already embarking on.
“We call on the party leadership and governor-elect to watch with keen interest and take appropriate action against the politicians who are political jobbers and who always cross-carpet from APC to Accord Party, to the Peoples Democratic Party and back to APC as they constitute themselves as nuisance to the APC in Kogi West and formed illegal stakeholders that are not known to the APC as a political party.”