The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dismissed reports that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has withdrawn support for Bola Tinubu.
Bello is a member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, PCC.
The Kogi helmsman was among the presidential aspirants before Tinubu won the ticket in June 2022.
A statement on Sunday by the APC said there are “imagined political permutations” on the Kogi governorship election scheduled for November.
National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka labelled the speculations “maliciously false and a figment of the imagination of its author and sponsors.”
Morka said Bello, who serves as the National Youth Coordinator of the PCC is a solid, resourceful and committed campaigner” for Tinubu.
The spokesman noted that “the fake news” seeks to float a rift between Bello and Hon. James Faleke, secretary of the APC PCC.
“It is the desperate and disgraceful conjecture of opposition elements unsettled by our Party’s giant campaign strides.
“Both loyal party men are unquestionably committed and working tirelessly for the resounding victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in next month’s presidential election,” Morka added.
Faleke is reportedly Tinubu’s choice for the Kogi APC ticket, while Bello reportedly favours incumbent deputy Edward Onoja.
Also the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has debunked reports that he dumped the campaign train of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
Bello, in a post via his verified Facebook page on Sunday, said his unwavering support for Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, in the 2023 presidential election remained undiluted.
Reports in some media outlets (not AMILOADED) claimed that the Kogi governor may have dumped the Tinubu campaign.
The report said the National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council’s action could have been informed by the permutations in the North-Central state ahead of November governorship election.
Debunking this, Bello said, “My unwavering support for Tinubu/Shettima 2023 is 100% undiluted. God bless APC!!! God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!”
The rumour is also coming barely 24 hours after a key player in the Tinubu-Shettima campaign, Naja’atu Muhammad, who was the director in the presidential campaign team of Tinubu dumped the APC.
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