The immediate-past Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has disassociated himself from campaign posters circulating in Abuja which suggest he plans to dislodge Dr Abdullahi Ganduje as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman.
In an official statement released through his media office, Bello clarified that he did not authorise the distribution of the posters.
The posters, which were seen in different parts of Abuja on Tuesday, including the APC national secretariat, carried the inscription, “APC Next Level. Alhaji Yahaya Bello as APC National Chairman, Leading the Change, Building a Stronger APC.”
But Bello described the posters as “infantile, false, and should be disregarded,” blaming opposition leaders and “5th columnists” for distribution of the posters.
The former governor further reaffirmed his loyalty to Ganduje’s leadership.
“We are aware of the clandestine moves by some mischief makers to create confusion within the hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress. This is the handiwork of some opposition leaders and some 5th columnists within the party.
“A part of the plans already being hatched is the circulation of campaign posters with the picture of His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, insinuating that he is contesting for the position of the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress. The insinuation is infantile, false and should be disregarded.
“Our party is not in the process of conducting Congresses or a Convention, therefore, there is absolutely no basis for anyone to circulate any posters for party offices.
“Let it be abundantly clear that Alhaji Yahaya Bello did not authorise anyone to circulate any posters on his behalf as he remains a loyal party man who is committed to the leadership of the national chairman of the party, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje. .…WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE
“We urge members of the general public to disregard the mischief of the people circulating posters to create a false impression,” the statement reads.
The APC had previously warned those behind distribution of the posters from causing confusion within the party.….CONTINUE FULL READING>>>