Amid walkouts, Gov Bello insists 24 APC govs backing Buhari for re-election
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Amid walkouts, Gov Bello insists 24 APC govs backing Buhari for re-election



Amid walkouts, Gov Bello insists 24 APC govs backing Buhari for re-election

While Nigerians continue to await President Muhammadu Buhari’s official declaration on second term ambition, the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is certain he must seek re-election in 2019.

This is just as the governor revealed that 24 ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are already solidly behind him to go for a second term.

The Kogi State governor made this disclosure on Saturday in Lokoja, the state capital, during a rally organised by the APC to receive defectors into the party.

Unfortunately, a number of APC governors invited for the event failed to turn up, even as the state’s lawmakers walked out in anger.

“Presdent Buhari must contest second term because all the 24 APC governors are ready to support his reelection.

“All the PDP members that matter in the state have all decamped to the APC because they have seen the light and realised that APC has better programme for the people of the state and Nigeria in general,” Bello said.

In his speech, APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie – Oyegun, who was at the event explained why Buhari has to go for another four-year tenure.

He said, “Nigeria, under President Buhari, no longer depends on oil to survive. Today, Nigeria, under Buhari, has taken the lead in the agricultural production and the nation is operating on a stable economic progression.”

Low point of the event was the shunning of the rally by some of the national leaders and six state governors of the APC, who were billed to attend another APC unity rally in Minna, the Niger State capital.

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Also, all the state House of Assembly members walked out of the rally in annoyance.

Scheduled to hold by 1pm, the rally could not start until about 3.30pm when it was glaring that the party ’s national chieftains and the invited governors would not attend the event.

However, the highlight of the rally was the reception for 34 defectors from the PDP, among whom was an ex -commissioner in the state.

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