Hon. James Faleke, the running mate of Late Prince Abubakar Audu, during Kogi State Governorship election in 2015, hinted that there is no love lost between President Muhammadu Buhari led-government, and the family of the deceased ex-governor.
Hon. Faleke, a House of Representatives member from Ikeja Constituency, gave hint of a frosty relationship between the federal government and the Audus in an interview he granted The Guardian.
He said, “Some people hated him(Prince Audu) till he died. I am shocked that, up till today, that there is no condolence letter from the Federal Government to the family of the late Prince Abubakar Audu. I am shocked. I think whatever happened in the past in their relationship should not be carried up to the death. That is politics today. nobody knows tomorrow. I want to say to our people at home to believe that God has time for everything.”
Speaking to the paper on the performance of Gov. Yayaha Bello of Kogi State, Hon. Faleke said, “I think the style of the governor lacks maturity. He lacks maturity in his handling of state affairs. He was not prepared. It was a gift given to him. Unfortunately, because he didn’t work for the gift, he does not know how to go about it.”
Recall Prince Audu Abubakar, who in 2015 was governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress in Kogi State died after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the result of the election in the state inconclusive.