Abuja - There were indications that moves by the All Progressives Congress to resolve the crisis created by the death of its governorship candidate in Kogi State, Audu Abubakar, had failed, reports NewsDay.
Party leaders are still divided over the choice of Yahaya Bello as the party’s new candidate for the December 5 supplementary governorship election in the state.
Bello who came second during the party’s governorship primaries on August 29, 2015 was chosen by the party to replace the late Audu.
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While the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu and a group loyal to him in the party are insisting that Bello’s name be withdrawn for James Faleke (late Audu’s running mate), other party chieftains have kicked against this saying Bello’s choice and subsequent nomination be maintained.
A meeting called by the party’s chairman, John Oyegun to resolve the matter ended in deadlock.
Tinubu during the meeting insisted that it was either Faleke or no one else stepped into the late Audu’s shoes.
Sources at the meeting said when it became glaring that Tinubu and other stakeholders angling for Faleke would not budge an inch, Oyegun told them that with their fixed position, the development indicates that the APC might end up not having any candidate for the Kogi supplementary governorship election.
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- News 24