The Audu/Faleke Political Organisation has condemned the recent assassination attempt on the leader of the group and former Deputy Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Hon James Faleke along Lokoja-Abuja highway.
In a statement issued by the Director, Media and Publicity of the group, Duro Meseko, the group expressed shock at the development which they described as wicked and senseless.
“The news of the assassination attempt on our leader, Hon James Faleke came to us as a big shock. How could any sane mind contemplate such evil on an innocent soul who though shamelessly robbed of his Governorship mandate has remained humble, calm, peaceful, and law abiding. His supporters have also followed same path of peace without a single incident of protest after the infamous Supreme Court judgment. What else could those wicked masterminds want?”.
“Perhaps stunned by the mammoth and unprecedented crowd that welcomed Hon Faleke home recently, his political foes had resorted to this dastardly plan to assassinate him. We thank the almighty God for sparing his life”, the statement declared.
The group wondered why” some desperate and wicked people would want to cause more pain and misery to an already pained citizenry who aside having lost the creme of its political class to both natural and unnatural causes like Barrister James Okoli, Prince Abubakar Audu, Senator Ohize and even Senator Ohiare who narrowly escaped death recently, are also undergoing the most unprecedented socio-economic crisis ever.”
The statement called on the security agencies to ensure that they are on top of their duties to protect lives and property of the people. It also called on the Inspector General of Police and the other relevant security agencies to as a matter of urgency begin investigations into the assassination attempt.
Hon Faleke was last Sunday, November 6, 2016 attacked by some unknown gunmen under the overhead bridge at the entrance to Gwagwalada near Abuja around 7pm. His SUV was shot at severally at point blank range shattering the windscreen of the vehicle but could not penetrate deeper due the bulletproof status of the vehicle.