Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State who is currently seeking for a second term in office, has bragged to any who cares to listen that he is capable of defeating any candidate which is fielded against him by opposition parties in the state.
The governor, who showed that he was confident of securing the ticket of his party, also said that even if the opposition candidate should hail from Igala land, he would still come out victorious.
Sources reveal that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has finalised plans to put out a candidate from Igala land, which is the largest ethnic group in the state, in a bitter face off against Governor Bello.
It will be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the governorship election in the state will take place on the 2nd of November, 2019.
Speaking with Daily Independent, Kingsley Fanwo, who is the Director-General, Media and Publicity to the governor, said: “In Kogi of today, under the leadership of the dynamic and innovative governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the state has changed from an ethnic jingoist state to one that is closely knitted, cohesive, and ready to move forward united into prosperity.
“No Igala candidate can defeat the governor come November 2. The PDP right now is in disarray because somebody who was governor for nine (not eight) years is trying to bring his son again to rule the state.
“A governor whom the people have passed a verdict on in 2015 and repeated it during the rerun when his people rejected him and voted for a person they know will move the state forward is also warming up that he wants to contest.
“The in-law of the first person I mentioned is also warming up to contest. So, it’s around the circle of Ibro/Wada which so many leaders in the PDP are not comfortable with.
“The PDP in Kogi is in disarray while the APC is well-organised and that was manifested in the last general elections when APC won the presidential election, two of the three senatorial districts, seven out of nine House of Reps seats and 25 out of 25 House of Assembly seats.
“That is unprecedented in the history of the state and it will repeat itself on November 2 when the APC fields Governor Yahaya Bello as its candidate for the election.”
(Naija News/Daily Independent)
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