Kogi East APC warns NWC member against tarnishing party, governor
All Progressives Congress in Kogi East has warned a National Working Committee (NWC) member and a governorship aspirant, Murtala Yakubu, against sponsoring dubious reports and press conferences to tarnish the party and the Governor Yahaya Bello administration.
A statement by the Zonal Chairman, Mohammed Nasir Alfa, said the party would not condone a situation, where desperadoes would destroy it on account of their inability to pick the governorship ticket.
“Those, who have picked nomination forms, are free to test their popularity instead of sponsoring ill-fated press conferences to destabilise the party,” he cautioned.
According to him, the party is one united family “and the detribalised nature of Governor Yahaya Bello has built the party to the point of creating a strong platform for equity, competence and capacity.”
He continued: “Never again shall selfish, self-serving and desperate politicians use ethnicity as a spring to positions in our dear state.”
We stand solidly with the governor, who has built our dear party into a political fortress.
While dissociating Kogi East APC from the press conference allegedly sponsored by Yakubu, the chairman said they are in support of measures taken by the governor to strengthen security architecture of the state.
“His choice to prioritise security over politics should be commended by all. We stand by him on that. On the purported suspension of certain individuals within the party in Kogi East, it is ludicrous to accuse the same governor, who put the situation under control, of also being the one stoking the violence.
“The governor has provided excellent leadership and support to the party, and we owe our strings of successes in various circles of elections to his purposeful, dynamic and pragmatic leadership,” he added.