From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Zonal Chairman, All Progressives Congress, (APC) Kogi East, Hon. Mohammed Nasir Alfa on Sunday in Lokoja warned a member of the National Working Committee from the state, Murtala Yakubu, against sponsoring fake reports in the state.
Hon. Mohammed Nasir Alfa, who gave the warning in a press statement in Lokoja said the party would not condone a situation in which emergency political desperados would throw fire to the roof of the party as they are jittering in picking the governorship ticket.
“Those who have picked nomination forms are free to test their popularity instead of sponsoring ill-fated press conferences to destabilize the party,” Alfa said.
According to the zonal chairman, “APC is one united family and the detribalized nature of the Governor has built the party to the point of creating a strong platform for equity, competence, and capacity.”
“Never again shall selfish, self-serving, and desperate politicians use ethnicity as a spring to political positions in our dear state. We stand solidly with the Governor who has built our dear party into a political fortress,” he said.
While dissociating Kogi East APC from the press conference allegedly sponsored by Yakubu, the chairman said it was imperative to state in a strong terms that the Kogi East APC was in support of measures taken by Governor Yahaya Bello to strengthen the security architecture of the state.
“The Governor has provided excellent leadership and support to the party and we owe our strings of successes in various circles of elections to his purposeful, dynamic and pragmatic leadership,” he stated.
The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to a dubious press conference by some self-serving people who claimed to have spoken on behalf of the Kogi East APC during which they attacked Governor Yahaya Bello on sundry issues ranging from happenings in the State House of Assembly and the ongoing process to nominate the Governorship candidate of our dear party.”
“We stand solidly with the Governor who has built our dear party into a political fortress.” Alfa added.