- Bello denies defection rumours.
- Says he restructured the party from scratch to deliver it for Buhari and the APC.
Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has said he is still a bonafide member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying there is no crisis in the state’s chapter of the party as being reported by the media.
Bello, who stated this when speaking with State House correspondents on Monday at the sidelines of the Induction of New and returning governors at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja said the outgoing and the incoming governors needed to be inducted so that they would be informed on the challenges ahead.
He said the state is intact, being the reason the state was delivered for President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2019 presidential election.
”I think all I can say about my state is that the APC is not in crisis in Kogi. The real elders and the real stakeholders, the youth, the women and people of integrity know that Kogi chapter of the APC is intact and that was why we were able to deliver the state for the President.
”We were able to deliver two out of the three Senatorial seats to our party; we were able to deliver seven out of nine House of Representatives to our party and for the first time ever in the history of politics in Kogi State we were able to deliver 100 per cent; that is 25 House of Assembly members in Kogi State.
“If there is crisis there is no how we could have achieved this. So I want to assure you that the APC in Kogi is intact and I remain a bonafide member of APC and as a matter of fact, I rebuilt the party in Kogi State form the scratch to what it is today and we are able to achieve this feat,” the governor said.