By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
Members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kogi State under the aegis of APC ‘Bigwigs’ have called on some aspirants jostling to get the party’s ticket to desist from telling the delegates that they are the anointed candidates of Governor, Yahaya Bello.
The group, in an interaction with journalists, in Lokoja on Monday, claimed Governor Bello was an impartial man who obeys the rule of law and is known to give everyone a level playing ground and equal opportunity.
The group’s spokesperson, Moses Adeleye said, “some of these aspirants are using the Governor’s name to craftily boost their candidature to mislead the people because Bello has never declared that he has any anointed candidate.
“We know those involved in this unhealthy campaign strategy and if they don’t desist we will report them to the party as well as the governor.
Adeleye further explained that the aspirants involved in such practice are trying to cause division and disaffection between the governor and other stakeholders and groups in the APC.
He urged the public to disregard anyone campaigning with the Governor’s name, as such claims were “baseless and untrue”.
Adeleye also urged the governor to investigate the matter and call those involved in the act to desist since his (Bello) name is at stake.