Kogi APC crisis deepens over Bello’s return ticket
By Amadie Akpabio
As political waves begin to gather momentum in Kogi State, there’s a clear indication that all is not well with governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as he lacks chances and the support of his party kinsmen to secure his party return ticket back to Lugard House in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.
Reliable information gathered is that Alhaji Bello has concluded plans to dump his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) and his currently negotiating with Accord Party (AP) to fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming Nov. 2nd gubernatorial election
As the time of filing this report the governor Bello has ordered the removal of all APC banners, flags and sign post from the Kogi State Governor’s Lodge otherwise known as Lugard House over APC’s resolve not to give him 2nd term ticket.
Also there was a mass protest on Wednesday at the Nigeria Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja rejecting the 2nd term ambition of governor Bello by the youths and also there’s outright rejection by the political gladiator and stakeholders of Kogi over the second term ambition of Mr Bello
Recall that Governor Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, officially declared his intention to seek reelection for a second term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bello made the declaration while inaugurating the board of the State House of Assembly Service Commission at Banquet hall Government House, Lokoja.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated the governorship election in the state for Nov. 2.
The governor said his declaration came after consultations with the leadership of his party both at the national and state levels and pressure from the people of the state on him to seek re-election.
He added that his decision is premised on the official release of the State’s Election time table by INEC.
“I would like to inform the good people of the state, the APC family and supporters from the state, the Local Government Areas (LGAs) down to the wards and polling units, as well as various stakeholders, opinion molders, families and friends of my interest to run for a second term in office as the Executive Governor of the state.
”I have sought the blessing of the Almighty God and our good people; I will have to contest for the second term so that we can build on our modest achievements so far in the state by taking it to the next level,” Bello said.