The member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, has berated the All Progressive Congress (APC in Kogi state over failure to keep campaign promises.
Leaders of the party in Ijumu LGA of Kogi state had accused him of engaging in anti-party activities in the state during the recently concluded general elections.
The lawmaker, who was a running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate of the APC in the November 21st, 2015 governorship election in the state, hails from Ekirin-adde in Ijumu LGA.
Reacting to the allegation, Faleke stated that it was “ranting of failed people”, saying the APC lost to other parties in the area because of its failed promises.
Faleke urged the party executives to do self-examination and find out the real reason the APC lost to candidates of other parties in the area.
According to him, “Was our contribution to APC victory recognised by the beneficiaries in the state? The so called executives in Ijumu lacked capacity to think and mobilise the people because of failed promises.
“So, if the people voted for another party while I was busy campaigning for my elections in my constituency in Lagos, what is my business in APC Kabba Ijumu fed constituency.
My shadows will continue to hunt them until the people are happy.”
He reminded them that when good governance eludes the people, the people revolt, just as it happened in so many states of the country in the just concluded elections and the pending reruns.
“When government takes people for granted, there is always a judgement day at the polls.”
He said before his foray into the political turf in the State in 2015, he had not played politics in the state, but within three months, they turned things around in favour of APC.”