By Akeem Rotimi
Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello has said that he will return back as the governor without stress despite having heavyweight rivalry of Senator Dino Melaye contesting for the position.
Bello said this on Friday after having a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, that perceived internal crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi would not stop his re-election.
“I am the governor today and Insha Allah, l will return back as the governor for another four years, after the November 16 election. As for the ticket, the analogy is that the tenant cannot send the landlord out of his house,” Bello said.
“So, APC in Kogi state was rebuilt by me, after the good job done by our late leader, His Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Audu. After his demise, l came, rebuilt it from the scratch to what it is today.
“That is evident in the last outing of the party where we had 25/25, in the State House of Assembly. We also won 7 out of the 9 contested positions in the House of Representatives and two out of the three Senate seats in the Senate.
“So, anybody that is making such noise does not disturb me because, in market place, noise is allowed. You know, Kogi politics is the loudest. So, people must make noise and you can’t stop that.”
Yahaya Bello’s opposer, Senator Dino Melaye recently announced his intention to run for the governor’s seat in Kogi state.
The elections is scheduled for 21th November, 2019.
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