Drama As Yahaya Bello Allegedly Makes Moves To ‘Dump’ APC Ahead Of Kogi Governorship Elections

According to reports from PM News, there seem to be an indication that the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is getting all set to dump ...

According to reports from PM News, there seem to be an indication that the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is getting all set to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) and move to the Accord Party to contest in the November governorship election in the state.

Feelers to this surfaced when the governor ordered that the flags of the APC and also banners of the party should be removed from the Kogi State Government State House, seat of the state government.

The governor has been having a tough battle with APC chieftains in the state to secure the party’s ticket for the election.

ThisDay reports that the Governor has carried out a renovation of the secretariat of The Accord Party in the state. Although the Accord Party was his alternative party in 2015 when he lost the APC governorship primary to late Prince Abubakar Audu, he eventually clinched the nomination to serve as replacement for Audu in the supplementary election.

Sources disclosed that Bello told some of his closest allies in his cabinet that some cabal in Aso Rock advised him to move to another party since forces were against him for the ticket.

According to Governor Bello, he has been assured that he would receive their support if he contests the governorship election even if on the platform of another party.

The sources also disclosed that a very good friend of Bello in the person of the governor of Benue state, Dr. Samuel Ortom, had also given him an advice to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another party so that he could contest in the election.

Already, it has been confirmed that the national secretariat of the APC has received more that 10 petitions which were submitted by individuals, various groups and also within the party demanding that Governor Bello should not be given ticket for second term.

Senior officials of the party at the national secretariat in Abuja that preferred anonymity, however, said while it was normal for discontent to exist in the polity, it was doubtful if Governor Bello would contemplate jumping ship.

“What the national leadership is determined to do is to level the playing field for all aspirants to play. The question of anyone being favoured by Abuja is totally misconceived,” an official said.

(PM News/This Day)


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