By Abbas Mohammed.
The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has reportedly snubbed some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who gathered in a hotel located in Lokoja for a defection ceremony orchestrated by a former member Kogi State House of Assembly.
It was gathered that some members of the Peoples Democratic Party from Dekina, Ogane-Enigu, Oduh, Iyale and its environs were invited by the former state assembly member representing Dekina/Biraidu constituency who is believed to be hatching a bid to secure the All Progressive Congress (APC) House of Representatives ticket to represent Dekina/Bassa Federal constituency in 2023.
Some of the decampees who spoke privily to this reporter said they were invited by the former state lawmaker who claimed Bello has assured of him of APC reps ticket for Dekina/ Bassa, but with a condition that he will work for Pharm. Jamiu Asuku, the current Chief of Staff to the Governor.
They had gathered at Idrinana Hotel in Lokoja hoping that Yahaya Bello will attend to them on his way from Idah, where he attended the convocation ceremony of the School of Health Technology. Unfortunately for the group, the Governor reportedly declined the invitation, saying he is not interested.
Though some of them suspected a foul play and returned to Dekina in disappointment, others who were still hopeful waited until the news of the Governor snubbing them got escalated.
The former lawmaker who is not sure of getting ticket for 2023 is relying on the number of people he can snatch from the PDP to APC and is taking advantage of excessive poverty in the land to woo some.
It was revealed that the former lawmaker’s penchant for deception is being reenacted for his 2023 ambition, the same script that made him lose many followers in 2015.