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Kogi Gov Race: Plot to Replace Bello Thickens

by newshubmag

From Olatunji Elisha, Lokoja

The second term ambition of Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello may not be a smooth sail as expected with ongoing plans to deny him the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A reliable source who wished to be anonymous disclosed that plans are afoot to give Bello the ‘Ambode’ treatment.

The source disclosed further that the power brokers at the national level of the party are considering shifting power to the Eastern senatorial district of the state.

According to our source, Gov. Bello is being haunted by his multiple sins and may have fallen out of favour in the Presidency and the caucus of the ruling APC. He disclosed that part of Bello’s sins is his abysmal performance in the state, his decision to pick Senator Smart Adeyemi as the senatorial candidate of the APC in Kogi West against the wish of the Presidency to pick Babatunde Irukera, the present Director-General of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).

The source added that part of what is currently haunting Bello is his decision to fight the current National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and ganged up with other dissidents to get him removed.

According to the source, the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu has not forgiven Bello for blocking his way to make the former running mate of late Abubakar Audu, Hon. James Faleke the governor of Kogi State when the former died at the eve of his victory, explaining that Tinubu is desirous to kick Bello out of Lugard House and bring in his favourite candidate.

According to the source, the choice of another candidate from Kogi East may be to appease the Igala people that are bitter with Bello maladministration

However, a source close to the state government disclosed that, Bello is unaware of the naked reality before him, adding that the White Lion, as he is called, has been running from pillar to post to avoid a replay of governor Ambode’s humiliation.

The source maintained that if the presidency and APC caucus succeeded in giving the Kogi APC governorship ticket to another person Bello may consider dumping APC for another party to fight back.

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