- The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has been asked to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
- Segun Sowunmi, an ally to the former vice president Atiku Abubakar, made the call on Friday, January 7, during an interview
- According to him, the main opposition party, would make him a president if he could dump the ruling APC
Lagos - Segun Sowunmi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Channels TV reports that Sowunmi, a spokesman for the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in 2019, made the remark during an interview on Friday, January 7, episode of Politics Today.
Legit.ng gathered that Sowunmi said he would support Bello to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari other than a member of the main opposition party.
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“Why? He (Bello) is young, he ticks your box. He’s been a governor. I have been watching the kinds of things he’s doing, I read the kind of people who are endorsing him, but I know that he is in the party where they will never look at him.
“So maybe I will just say to my friend Yahaya, ‘come to PDP; even if you don’t get presidency now, we will make you a president one day in our party’. But if you stay with that party, I don’t trust them. They don’t like young people … the only thing they are interested in is their narrow fixation on what they interpret to be the Nigeria of now.”
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