Yahaya Bello Stands Strongly With Tinubu, Says Kogi APC

Yahaya Bello Stands Strongly With Tinubu, Says Kogi APC

…urges Nigerians to ignore reports by desperate political jesters

By Uche Onyeali

Kogi State Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has refuted a story published on the front page of the Sunday Tribune, insinuating that Governor Yahaya Bello had withdrawn support for the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, describing the report as absolute falsehood and a concoction borne out of malice.

In a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and director of Media and Publicity of the campaign council, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, the party flayed the report as one done in bad faith, noting that the story was “spurious, malicious and a badly delivered hatchet job”.

The party said the publication was mischievous and was out to create distrust, acrimony and chaos in the party by people who were desperately trying to disparage the unbending commitment of the Governor to the success of the APC in the Presidential election.

Fanwo, however, assured the public that Governor Yahaya Bello’s unflinching commitment to the campaign was not in doubt among committed stakeholders of the APC at all levels.

“GYB is constantly on the drawing board, galvanising 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 mobilised Kogites to deliver not less than 95 percent Kogi votes to the Presidential Candidate of our party. 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,” he noted.

Explaining that Governor Bello had always been the star boy of the party, having delivered on critical assignments in the state and at the national level, Fanwo recalled that the governor recently registered millions of youths, women and people living with disabilities into the APC.

According to him, Governor Bello is proud of the presidential candidate of his party and has no doubt whatsoever in the capacity of Tinubu to take Nigeria to the desired level.

“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 town hall 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,” Fanwo recalled.

Assuring that Governor Bello would continue to work assiduously for the resounding success of Asiwaju Tinubu at the February polls to the consternation and disappointment of those who were desperately working to create a storm in a tea cup for selfish reasons, the campaign director said the governor, who is the leader of the party in the state, as well as that of the state campaign council and the national youth coordinator of the presidential campaign, “will remain undaunted by the spurious lies and remain unwaveringly committed to the desire of Nigerians to have a Tinubu-Shettima presidency from May 29, 2023.”

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