Kogi lawmakers back Audu’s son, threaten to impeach any substituted candidate
APC Lawmakers in the Kogi state House of Assembly have thrown their weight behind the candidacy of Mohammed Audu pictured above, son of Late Prince Abubakar Audu, in the state supplementary election and have also threatened to impeach any candidate chosen to replace Mohammed in the December 6th supplementary election.
The Lawmakers made their position known after a meeting at the party secretariat in Abuja yesterday November 27th.
One of the Lawmakers Momoh Rabiu, who spoke on behalf of the others said
“Based on our discussion, we have taken a decision and taken our resolution to the national chairman. We are overwhelmed by the response from them, but we are still waiting for a safe landing so that Kogi will not be doomed. We told the national chairman that on no account should anybody be smuggled in to occupy that position which we worked for in conjunction with the late Audu, without who there would be no APC in Kogi State today. We presented to the national leadership Prince Mohammed Audu to replace his late father. It is not because he is the first son, but try him, he is very intelligent and equal to the task. With him, we will have the Kogi of our dream. We are the legislators and have told the national chairman our position that in any case anybody emerges contrary to what we present to them, we know the best way to remove him. It is not a threat, but we told them that we have no intention of washing our dirty linen in public. Removing somebody is just a two-minute job for us as lawmakers in the state. We want the change we worked for and we want Kogi to be part of the moving train. We are not asking Faleke to stay away from the ticket. We equally worked with him during the campaigns. What we are saying is that it should be Mohammed Audu/Faleke ticket. The two of them must work together,” he said