- Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has declared that he will defeat presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar before 2pm on election day
- Governor Bello who is also a presidential aspirant said this during a programme on Channels Television
- Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress Presidential aspirant has refused to step down despite resolution from other APC northern governors
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has declared that his candidacy would easily defeat former vice president Atiku Abubakar before 2pm on election day.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant made this known when he appeared on Channels Television on Sunday, June 5.
Bello who refused to step down his presidential ambition despite the agreement reached by the Northern governors said this while speaking on his candidacy ahead of the APC's presidential primary scheduled to hold in Abuja on Monday, June 5.
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Bello expressed optimism that he would emerge as the chosen candidate considering all that he had achieved in Kogi in terms of security, unity and progress, building on the successes of President Buhari.
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Recall that governors of the All Progressives Congress from the northern region had on Saturday asked the party to zone its presidential ticket to the south.
Owo Catholic church killing: No terrorists attack during Mimiko's tenure, Yahaya Bello says
In another report, Bello has lamented the attack on worshippers of St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, headquarters of Owo local government area of Ondo state.
The attack resulted in the killing several members of the congregation during church service.
The Kogi state governor who was on Channels Television on Sunday, June 5, also commented that there was no such attack during the tenure of former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko. The programme was monitored by Legit.ng.
Presidential primary: I have over 50% of APC delegates in the bag, Yahaya Bello brags
Meanwhile, as Nigerians continue to speculate about delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the party's presidential primary scheduled to hold in Abuja on Monday, June 7 and 8, Yahaya Bello has declared that he will win the presidential ticket.
Specifically, the governor while responding to Seun Okinbaloye during his appearance on Channels Television on Sunday, June 6, declared that he has 50 percent of the party's delegate in the bag.
He claimed that his youthfulness and successes in Kogi state has endeared him to the delegates who are in Abuja on their own because of him.