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Crisis looms in Kogi as APC shops for new deputy governor

22 January 2016, 19:28

Lokoja - After several appeals to James Faleke to accept the position of deputy to the new governor-elect of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is reported to be shopping for a candidate to replace Faleke, reports Sun.

Belllo is expected to be sworn-in on Wednesday, January 27.

Bello replaced Abubakar Audu who died on November 22, 2015 when the election result was being collated.

Also read: APC moves against Faleke

Faleke, who claimed he was not consulted before APC picked Bello to replace Audu has since headed to the tribunal where he urged the law court to declare him as governor-elect.

Already, about six people are said to be lobbying to be appointed as deputy governor to Bello including Clarence Olafemi, former Speaker of the House of Assembly and acting governor in 2008 who hails from Mopa, the hometown of the outgoing deputy governor, Yomi Awoniyi.

Also, top of those lobbying for the plum job, is one Justina Abanida, a former commissioner for Justice who hails from Egbe, also in the Western senatorial district of the state.

Read more at Sun.

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