BREAKING: Excluding Me on Ballot, Recipe for Crisis, Yahaya Bello Declares

BREAKING: Excluding Me on Ballot, Recipe for Crisis, Yahaya Bello Declares

  • The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has declared he remains the only authentic candidate of the ruling APC
  • Bello after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, declared war on the leadership of the ruling party if it fails to include his name on the ballot in the ongoing presidential primary
  • He thereby disclosed that he is still in the 2023 race, noting that only the president can influence his decision to back down

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC), that excluding his name on the ballot in today’s convention to elect the party’s presidential flag bearer for the 2023 election will be a recipe for trouble, Vanguard reports.

Bello, who is one of the 23 aspirants cleared to contest for the party, ‘s presidential ticket in the 2023 election, said there is a conspiracy against him, accusing the APC northern governors and some elite of gang-up.

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Yahaya Bello declares war on APC if his name is not included on the ballot. Photo credit: Alhaji Yahaya Bello
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Alhaji Yahaya Bello boasts

Describing himself as a leading aspirant that would win overwhelmingly if the process is transparent and credible, Bello said the only thing that could make him not contest the presidential primary is only if President Muhammadu Buhari tells him to step down, The Nation report added.

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Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with the President, Bello said that the APC will retain power at the center if only it plays by the rules.

He brags:

“Getting into the arena today, I will win overwhelmingly if the process is credible."

Governor Yahaya Bello says he represents the Nigerian youths

He said there was no need for him to be excluded in the primary, claiming that he represents the youths and the downtrodden.

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Bello said that the APC governors of northern extraction did not consult him when they took the resolution that power should shift to the south and that the resolution was not bidding on him.

He reiterated his opposition to the rotational presidency, saying that it doesn’t give room for the emergence of a competent person to pilot the affairs of the country.

Consensus: Yahaya Bello angrily storms out of APC governors meeting

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state walked out angrily after a meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) governors in Abuja on Monday, June 6.

According to the report, the governor talking angrily as he exited the venue of the meeting alongside his colleagues.

Nasarawa state governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule tried to pacify his Kogi state colleague, but Bello was not having it.

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Meanwhile, an open letter has been written to Bola Tinubu former Lagos governor. The letter was written by Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti.

In the letter posted on Twitter, on Monday, June 6, Fayose said his views are from the perspective of a Yoruba man and not as a politician.

Fayose said the All Progressives Congress (APC) leading presidential aspirant is swimming against tide by the cabals in his party.


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