Yahaya Bello, the immediate past governor of Kogi State, has denied campaigning for the post of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying “the insinuation is infantile, false and should be disregarded.”
Bello made this known in a press release by his media office to refute the claims that he wanted to unseat the APC National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, following his posters that flooded the secretariat of the party in Abuja.
Reacting to the development on Tuesday, the former governor said he “did not authorise anyone to circulate any posters on his behalf as he remains a loyal party man who is committed to the leadership of the Party, His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.”
The statement read, “We are aware of the clandestine moves by some mischief makers to create confusion within the hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress. This is the handiwork of some opposition leaders and some 5th columnists within the party.
“A part of the plans already being hatched is the circulation of campaign posters with the picture of His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello, CON, the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, insinuating that he is contesting for the position of the National Chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress. The insinuation is infantile, false and should be disregarded.
“Our party is not in the process of conducting Congresses or a Convention, therefore, there is absolutely no basis for anyone to circulate any posters for party offices.
“Let it be made abundantly clear that His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello did not authorize anyone to circulate any posters on his behalf as he remains a loyal party man who is committed to the leadership of the National Chairman of the Party, His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.
“We urge members of the general public to disregard the mischief of the people circulating posters to create a false impression.”