Former Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that he is not interested in taking over Abdullahi Ganduje’s position as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bello accredited recent publications and posters as the antics of opposition leaders, mischief makers and fifth columnists bent on creating confusion within the hierarchy of the party.
Bello said the insinuation of party chairmanship ambition through some posters in Abuja “is infantile, false and should be disregarded.”
“The APC is not in the process of conducting congresses or a convention, therefore, there is absolutely no basis for anyone to circulate any posters for party office,” Bello said.
While urging the public to disregard the false impression, Bello said he never authorised anyone to circulate any posters on his behalf as he remains a loyal partyman who is committed to Ganduje’s leadership.
Similarly, the Kogi State Government has said the report on the creation of the office of the immediate past governor is false.
Governor Usman Ododo said in a statement that the report was fake, adding that it is the handiwork of psychotic mischief makers, who have been thrown into confusion by the unprecedented achievements of the former governor.
“The laughable report was concocted to create disaffection and mislead the public but the authors failed woefully to confuse intelligent Nigerians,” Ododo said.
“We thank the media for exercising restraint and detecting, on their own, that the report was fake. We, however, urge the general public to always fact-check before spreading fake news.”