The Kogi State All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairman, Abdullahi Bello, has denied reports that the state governor, Yahaya Bello, has conceded the positions of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on appointments of some national officers.
In a statement in Lokoja on Friday, Bello said the party’s enemies are responsible for the falsehood.
Bahdstreetvibes recalls that Kogi APC objected to the appointment of Duro Meseko as the Deputy National Publicity Secretary and Ikani Shuaibu Okolo as the New Zonal Organising Secretary of the North Central Zonal chapter of the party.
The state chapter claimed that the names of the officers unanimously agreed upon and sent to the national party secretariat were discarded for unknown persons in Weseko and Okolo.
However, the chairman said there is no truth in the reports making the rounds because nothing about concession has been discussed.
He added that the leadership tussle was almost resolved as all parties had agreed to honour the party’s constitution.
He said, “The purported compromise being circulated by enemies of APC in Kogi to the effect that the governor has been told to produce the zonal organising secretary and concede the deputy national publicity secretary is false.
“There is no iota of truth in that report. We know the people behind such misinformation and falsehood but we remain committed to the position of the National Chairman of the party, and we know all of us will ensure that the Constitution of the party is protected and preserved.
“Nothing was discussed about concessions because it will be a violation of the constitution of our party and due process for which our party is known.
“Gov. Yahaya Bello is a loyal party man, who will only accept what is constitutional. He has great respect for the President and the leadership of the party.
“Our governor is only acting on behalf of hundreds of thousands of APC members in Kogi and has nothing personal against any individual.”