A group known as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Aspirants’ Forum in Kogi State has pleaded with the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to avoid giving the party’s governorship ticket to the incumbent governor of the state, Yahaya Bello.
The group in a communiqué signed on Monday by its chairman, Mr Ben Adaji, said this at the end of its meeting on Monday in Abuja.
The group added that giving the ticket to Bello to run for a second term would be a risk, as the party may lose the state to the opposition.
In the communique, the group alleged that Gov. Bello had continued to treat Kogi aspirants as enemies and second class citizens in the party they laboured for.
According to the forum, a resolution had been reached to mobilise and support one of its members to contest the forthcoming primaries and the subsequent governorship election slated for November.
This resolution was reached after much deliberations and debate upon the nomination of Alhaji Yahaya Audu, Dr Chief Adedoyin, and Dr Toyin Akanle for the contest.
“At the end of the deliberations, Alhaji Yahaya Audu was unanimously endorsed to contest the forthcoming Kogi Governorship Election,” the communique said.
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