The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed as false a report that Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello has “tactically” withdrawn support for the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The report said Bello’s withdrawal was informed by imagined political permutations on the Kogi Governorship election scheduled for November.
Dismissing the report by a news tabloid (Not The Nation), APC National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Felix Morka in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said the report ” is maliciously false and a figment of the imagination of its author and sponsors.”
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a front-page report in Sunday Tribune of today, January 22, 2023, that the Governor of Kogi State and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, His Excellency, Yahaya Bello, has “tactically” withdrawn support for our Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over imagined political permutations on the Kogi State Governorship election scheduled for November.
“The story is maliciously false and a figment of the imagination of its author and sponsors.
“Governor Yahaya Bello who serves as the National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council is a solid, resourceful, and committed campaigner for our Party’s Candidate, leading a massively successful outreach to youth voters across the country.
“This FAKE NEWS ostensibly intended to float an imagined rift between Governor Yahaya Bello and Honourable James Faleke, Secretary of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, 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.
“We urge our Party compatriots and all Nigerians to disregard this fake news,” Morka concluded.
Culled from The Nation Newspaper