Former running mate to the deceased All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, James Faleke has claimed that some gunmen attempted to assassinate him.
Faleke, currently a member of the House of Representatives alleged that the assassination attempt occurred along the Lokoja-Abuja highway at about 7 p.m on November 6.
A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Audu/Faleke Political Organisation, Duro Meseko on Friday, said the gunmen shot severally at Faleke’s vehicle but the bullets could not penetrate due to the bulletproof status of the vehicle.
Describing the attack on Faleke’s life as wicked and senseless, Meseko said, “The news of the assassination attempt on our leader, Hon James Faleke came to us as a big shock. How could any sane mind contemplate such evil on an innocent soul who though shamelessly robbed of his governorship mandate has remained humble, calm, peaceful, and law abiding.
“What else could those wicked masterminds want?”
The group also alleged that the assassination attempt may have been due to “the mammoth and unprecedented crowd that welcomed Hon Faleke home recently.
“His political foes had resorted to this dastardly plan to assassinate him. We thank the almighty God for sparing his life.
“Some desperate and wicked people would want to cause more pain and misery to an already pained citizenry who aside having lost the creme of its political class to both natural and unnatural causes like Barrister James Ocholi, Prince Abubakar Audu, Senator Ohize and even Senator Ohiare who narrowly escaped death recently, are also undergoing the most unprecedented socio-economic crisis ever.”
Recall that Faleke who was replaced with Yahaya Bello as APC governorship candidate following the death of Audu was recently lost his case to the current governor at the Supreme court.