Eleven lawmakers in representing the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, have endorsed Mohammed Audu, the 43-year old son of the former governor and gubernatorial candidate in the just concluded governorship election in the State, late Abubabar Audu, threatening to impeach any other governor who emerges other than their choice.
A member of the Kogi state house of assembly, Maman Rabiu, who spoke on behalf of the APC lawmakers, said the younger Audu has the clout of his father and is capable to lead the state.
“We present 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,” he said.
“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 minutes job for us as lawmakers in the state.
“We are the legislators and have told the national chairman our position that in any case anybody is smuggled in contrary to what we present to them, we know the best way to remove him.”
He continued by advising the party to accept the lawmakers recommendation, saying James Abiodun Faleke could still be retained as the deputy governorship candidate.
“We are the electorates and we know why we are here. There will be no solution to this problem without giving us listening ear. Prince Audu was the man who went through primary before nominating Faleke as his deputy,” he said.
“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.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had requested APC to send a substitute candidate, and fixed December 5 for a supplementary election, but the party is yet to present any candidate.