…Threatens suspension of Governor from party
Some members of the Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the auspices of Concerned APC Members, have berated State Governor, Yahaya Bello, over what they called his “blinded ambition” to contest for the office of the President in 2023.
The group said Bello’s new found friends and recent utterances in order to actualise his so-called presidential ambition were at the detriment of the ruling APC.
Leader of the concerned APC members, Dr. Yakubu Haruna Ugwolawo, with APC revalidation number: KG/KFU/14/08832, at a press conference, described Governor Bello’s recent activities on the pretext of contesting for the presidency as “reckless and insensitive”.
“I address you today as the leader of the Concerned Members of Kogi State APC on the reckless and insensitive activities of our governor, Yahaya Bello, who is the leader of our party in Kogi State, over his serial disrespectful attitude and activities toward the Federal Government of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, governors of our great party and eminent leaders of our great party.
“The governor today as put no one in doubt about his treacherous behaviour and betrayal tendency. Today, as can be seen as a result of his desperate and ill-advised presidential ambition, he has abandoned his benefactor, the number one leader of our party, President Muhammadu Buhari, by courting and associating with Baba’s sworn enemies and opponents,” he said.
He added that Governor Bello has openly shifted his allegiance to the sworn enemies of President Buhari and the APC all in an attempt to achieve his 2023 ambition.
“In the last 16 years, there was no any negative and derogatory adjective found in the dictionary that Femi Fani-Kayode did not used to insult our dear President including members of his immediate family. In fact, FFK did that on weekly basis. It’s the same man that Governor Yahaya Bello has approached to chair his presidential campaign media team. This signals his abandonment of the political relationship between him and President Buhari.
“Governor Yahaya Bello has put his delusional interest ahead of any other person including our president and the party, on which platform he became governor. His shenanigans didn’t stop at FFK. Only last week he visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is another antagonist of our dear President and party.
“In order not to put anybody in doubt, he referred to the former President as his mentor and father in direct contrast to the immediate past where such words were ascribed our dear President by Governor Bello,” Ugwolawo said.
He also pointed out that Kogi State governor has been a stumbling block in the Federal Government’s fight against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic in the country through his actions and utterances.
“All these betrayal traits didn’t start today but immediately after he secured his second term in 2019. For the avoidance of doubt, we all know the unwholesome practices we carried for the governorship ‘victory’.
“He took a swipe at the Federal Government’s Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. We all know that President Buhari and Secretary to the Government of Federation, Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha, are his targets.
“The Concerned Members of Kogi APC unequivocally dissociate ourselves from Governor Bello’s delusional and treacherous presidential ambition.
“We cannot watch further and be silent in seeing our governor deriding our president and our leaders because of his delusional, unguided ambition. As it is today, Governor Bello is a huge liability to our party, APC and constituting nuisance to the great party.
“We call on the National Caretaker Committee led by Governor Mai Mala Buni to call him to order and if he fail to change and continue treading on betrayal path, we will have no other option than to suspend him from our great partly,” the group added.