Kogi APC Denounce Report Alleging Yahaya Bello Has Withdrawn Support for Tinubu

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  • Those who want to share in the glory of the impending landslide victory without contributing to the efforts behind reports. 

Kogi State APC Campaign Council has debunked reports alleging that Governor Yahaya Bello has withdrawn his support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement signed by the Director of Media, Kingsley Fanwo, the APC campaign council described the reports as “a spurious, malicious and badly delivered hatchet job.”

Analysing the political permutation in Kogi State, a national paper reported that Bello had tactically withdrawn support for Tinubu over fears that should the latter win the presidency, he would seek to install his protégé and Secretary of the PCC, Hon. James Faleke as Bello’s successor in the November governorship election.

Fanwo insisted that the publication was done in bad faith to create distrust, acrimony and chaos in the party by people who are desperately trying to disparage the unbending commitment of Governor Bello to the success of the All Progressives Congress in the Presidential election. 

“Governor Yahaya Bello’s unflinching commitment to the campaign is not in doubt among committed stakeholders of the APC at all levels. He is constantly on the drawing board, galvanizing Kogites and youths across Nigeria to massively support the man he calls the President-in-Waiting, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This will definitely not go down well with open and veiled detractors of our Presidential candidate, who would go to any length to paint a picture of crisis where there is absolutely none. 

“Aside from winning and sustaining the support of the majority of Nigerian youths for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Yahaya Bello has effectively mobilized Kogites to deliver not less than 95% Kogi votes to the Presidential Candidate of our party, the All Progressives Congress.

“It is therefore not a surprise that those who want to share in the glory of the impending landslide victory without contributing to the efforts, are hiding behind ‘the evils of journalistic anonymity’ to cause disaffection. 

“The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has always been the star boy of the party, having delivered on critical assignments in the state and at the national level and also recently, registering millions of youths, women and people living with disabilities into the party. He is proud of the presidential candidate of the party and has no doubt whatsoever in his capacity to take Nigeria to the desired level,” he said. 

Fanwo said it is “laughable, ludicrous and unthinkable to insinuate that the man working so hard to deliver massive votes for the Presidential Candidate of the party is the one naysayers would accuse of non-commitment.”

“The TownHall Meeting to bring the Presidential Candidate of the Party face-to-face with the Nigerian youths at the nation’s capital, remains one of the boldest highlights of the Campaign till date.

“The Governor also remains the only known contestant in the Presidential primaries to have donated his campaign secretariat to our candidate, which is being used by the youth directorate of the campaign till today. “

He assured that Governor Yahaya Bello will continue to work assiduously for the resounding success of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the February polls to the consternation and disappointment of those who are desperately working to create a storm in a tea cup for selfish reasons.

In the same vein, the national leadership of the ruling APC has denounced the report accusing the Governor Bello of working at cross-purposes with its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to frustrate the chances of its standard bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in next month’s presidential election.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, said report was patently false and irresponsible.

Describing the report as fake news, Morka said it was intended to paint imaginary rift between Bello and Faleke.

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