- Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has shared his thoughts on the recent challenges faced by the APC
- Governor Bello said the decision taken by President Muhammadu Buhari is in the interest of the party
- The governor also debunked allegations that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been schemed out of the party
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Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has expressed confidence that the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to wax stronger notwithstanding the crisis threatening the soul of the party in recent times.
Governor Bello made the comment while featuring on a Channels programme on Friday, June 26.
According to him, the party will not disintegrate as being insinuated in some quarters.
His words: “APC is waxing stronger. It will not disintegrate. We are going to exercise our resolve in Edo, Ondo, Anambra and Ekiti states. We are stronger than before.
“What existed in the APC in the last few weeks was a misunderstanding among members expressing themselves in different ways and the leader of our party; the leader of the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari came in and called the children together and has addressed the matter.”
The governor debunked allegations that the happenings in the party was a grand plot to scheme out the party's national leader, Ahmed Bola Tinubu out of 2023 political arrangements.
“Asiwaju remains the leader of our party; he is the founding member of our party. Nobody no matter highly or lowly placed can undermine the position of Asiwaju in this country.
“He has been playing a fatherly role in Nigeria and that is why you can see that both APC and PDP members are gravitating towards him for counselling and his opinion on national and party issues,” Bello said.
The governor said President Buhari did nothing wrong by holding the NEC meeting at the Presidential Villa saying, “Mr President doesn't work alone; he doesn't work illegally, he consults extensively before taking his action and he has legal advisers.”
On Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the governor said: “Adams Oshiomhole did not offend anyone and no one offended him. He has done very well for the party. He has produced reps members, senators, governors and Mr president.
“He has served the party and has paid his dues so, if he decided to run again, it is up to him, and if he decides not to run, nobody will force him.”
Meanwhile, a group, Abuja Governance Roundtable (AGR), has cautioned Oshiomhole and his supporters to stop disobeying President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group was reacting to reports that the sacked National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC headed by Oshiomhole was heading to court over the pronunciation of President Buhari, stressing that their actions are tantamount to treason.
President Buhari had suggested that the NWC be disbanded, a position adopted by the National Executive Committee.
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