Prodigal Son: Abiodun Faleke Begs Tinubu for House of Reps Ticket
For former deputy governorship aspirant in Kogi State, Hon Abiodun Faleke, the chicken has indeed come home to roost. The Lagos Times gathered that Few years back when he abandoned the Lagos political scene to team up with Abubakar Audu, he must have thought he’d finally made it to the top of the mountain. Now, after a few years of learning the bitter lesson that the grass is not greener in Kogi State he has retraced his steps.
Recall that Faleke’s world of political paradise came tumbling down when the cold hands of death snatched Audu away just few hours after the governorship polls. Thereafter, the APC unceremoniously shunted him aside in favour of the current governor Yahaya Bello. Since then, Faleke has become a political orphan in Kogi. He is being given a wide berth by other party members who are afraid of incurring the wrath of the high and mighty executive governor.
Having clearly read the handwriting on the wall, the man who presided over Ojodu LCDA in Lagos between 2004 and 2011 has reportedly crawled back to Lagos to plead with his former godfather Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. And this is despite widespread rumours that the two-term representative of Ikeja Federal Constituency at the house of representatives has declared his intention to contest a constituency seat in his native Kogi.,
The Lagos Times learnt that those close to the matter however disclosed that this is a smokescreen devised by Faleke as a Plan B if his original plan fails. During the last APC congress in Lagos, Faleke was reportedly spotted intensely lobbying party bigwigs to pave the way for him to secure a third-term ticket to represent Ikeja at the national assembly.
There are however indications that the politician is among those who have been pencilled down to “retire” from holding political office in Lagos. Moreover, many party faithfuls have told him to pack his bags and return to Kogi. Time will tell if the APC national leader takes pity on him and dashes him another ticket.