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DSS detains, releases Faleke, Audu’s son

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Written by PeterPiper


The Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday quizzed Hon. James Faleke, the running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu in the November 21 governorship election in Kogi State.

Also quizzed by the DSS at its Abuja Headquarters was Audu’s eldest son, Mohammed.

They were both released afterward.

Faleke confirmed the meeting last night but said it was ‘a normal invitation’ that lasted under one hour.

Faleke said the invitation had nothing to do with the case he instituted over the decision of this party, All Progressives Congress (APC) to bypass him and pick Alhaji Yahaya Bello as candidate in the rerun election.

A source said the DSS invitation might not be unconnected with statements credited to Faleke that he would be unavailable for swearing-in as deputy to Bello on January 27.

He says he is the rightful person to step into Audu’s shoes following the latter’s death while on the verge of being declared winner of the November election.

News of the DSS invitation of Faleke and Mohammed Audu yesterday had sparked fresh tension in the state as residents were unsure of the reason for the security agency’s action.

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