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Buhari May Lose Kogi in 2019, APC’s Ex-Campaign Chief Says


Buhari May Lose Kogi in 2019, APC’s Ex-Campaign Chief Says

President Muhammadu Buhari’s former Campaign Coordinator for Lagos State, Abiodun Faleke, has advised the All Progressives Congress leadership to ignore the pledge by the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, that he will deliver the state for the party in the 2019 presidential election.

Bello had, during his recent visit to the Presidential Villa, assured the party’s leadership that he would ensure that Kogi delivers more votes for the President in 2019 than Katsina, his home state.

But Faleke, who was the deputy governorship candidate of the APC in Kogi State during the 2015 election, alleged that Bello has no such capacity because of his “unpopular record” in the state.

Faleke, in a statement on Wednesday, said, “It is the height of deceit for a governor who owes several months’ salaries and pensions, and who cannot provide basic infrastructure, to boast of delivering Kogi to President Buhari in 2019.

“Mr. President, how can a governor who has been indicted by the Independent National Electoral Commission for engaging in double registration lead your campaign train in Kogi …?

“The question is, will President Buhari contest? If yes, will he win Kogi with Yahaya Bello as Chief Campaigner? The answer is NO.

“This is because he has killed the APC in the state, thereby stripping us of critical campaign issues in the state.”

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