The factional Secretary of Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC), Salam Tom Adejoh, has debunked alleged endorsement of Governor Yahaya Bello’s bid for re-election ahead of the state’s governorship poll billed to hold on November 16.
Addressing reporters in Abuja yesterday, Adejoh said Bello’s poor performance should not be rewarded with a second term.
The APC Secretary emphasized that the party’s executive committee members were not in any position to endorse any aspirants, stressing that the party’s governorship ticket is open to every qualified party member.
According to him, the last meeting of the state executive committee, which held on Saturday, did not discuss Bello’s endorsement.
Adejoh dismissed media reports credited to a faction of the state executive, led by the chairman, purportedly endorsing the governor for a second term.
Narrating the exco’s last meeting with the governor, Adejoh said the meeting’s discussion ended at the need for peace so that the party can move forward.
On the reported endorsement of the governor by traditional rulers in Kogi State at the Presidential Villa in Abuja last week, the party secretary said the governorship election is not a traditional affair, adding that the traditional rulers are only entitled to vote at the election.