The Audu/Faleke political organisation in Kogi state has declared that majority of its candidates won in Saturday’s ward congresses across the state.
In a chat with reporters in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, Hadi Ametuo, chairman of the Faleke faction of the All Progressives Congress(APC), said he was glad to announce that APC members came out in their thousands to elect the ward executives across the state, with members of the Audu/Faleke group running away with victory.
“Having consulted widely with our people and critical stakeholders of the APC on our initial boycott plans and received assurances, we directed our members to come out in their droves to participate in the congresses today and am glad to say that the congresses went well without hitches across the state with our members recording massive victory,” he said.
“May I use this opportunity to thank the congress officials from Abuja, INEC monitoring team and the various security agencies for ensuring a conducive environment for a hitch-free congress. The people have spoken. It is now clear that the much needed re-positioning of our party in the state is on course.”
The Faleke group had initially contemplated pulling out of the exercise, alleging that it had been hijacked by Yahaya Bello, governor of the state.