Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The All Progressives Congress ( APC ) Deputy Governorship candidate in the November 21st 2015 Governorship election in Kogi State, Hon James Faleke and the eldest son of the late APC candidate, Alhaji Mohammed Audu were yesterday invited by the Department of State Security Services, Abuja for an undisclosed reason.
Reports said the duo arrived the headquarters of the DSS at exactly 10.00am and were kept in an office with assurances that an officer would attend to them only to keep them indefinitely.
The Director, Media and Publicity of Audu/Faleke Campaign Organisation, Hon Duro Meseko who confirmed the invitation and detention said he was surprised when Faleke and late Audu’s son were still kept in an isolated office till yesterday’s evening.
“Am surprised my Principal and the eldest son of our political leader, Mohammed are still being kept as I speak with you which is 4pm. What could be responsible for this ill treatment by the DSS? Or could they be acting the intimidation script? Trying to armstwist them into abandoning the sacred mandate freely given to the Audu/Faleke team by the generality of Kogi people? Let me make it abundantly clear that our mandate is sacred and no amount of of technical detention, intimidation and harassment would shake our resolve to get justice through the judiciary.”
Pressing further on whether the presidency has any connection with the arrest, “I refuse to believe that the presidency has hands in the arrest! But we may not rule out the fact that the power that be must have wielded their influence in the arrest, but we are not perturbed over the development, because we believe that God ultimately vindicate us,” he added.
Hon. James Faleke is the running mate to late APC governorship Candidate in the November 21st 2015 gubernatorial election, that was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), inconclusive despite scoring the highest votes and met with the 25 percent constitutional requirement in the 21 local government area of the state.
Faleke, had equally approached the state governorship election petitions tribunal to seek for the back of the Audu/Faleke mandate.