Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has expressed hope for the overwhelming victory of the All Progressives Congress in the November 11 governorship election in the state.
Bello. who stated this during the APC stakeholders’ meeting at the Glass House, Government House, Lokoja, maintained the election will send a signal of overwhelming acceptance of APC across the state.
According to him, the party support base cut across ethnic groups in the state, as it was devoid of tribal or religious sentiment.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Bello noted that ethnic politics had no place in Kogi state.
“The APC is a party for all ethnic groups in the state, which explains why it will win overwhelmingly in the November 11 governorship election in the state.
“The victory won’t be based on ethnic sentiment but on the strength of the APC and my administration’s achievements,” said Bello.
“We won 99 per cent of elective positions in the state in the last general election. We must jettison ethnicity in Kogi.
“Those championing ethnic agenda do not mean well for our unity. In Kogi, we have every ethnic group in APC; let us not allow undeserving elements to drag us back.
“We won all senatorial seats; we won all the House of Representatives and State Assembly seats, except one. Presently, all opposition parties have joined the APC in the state.”
He however noted that with about 1,500 political appointees in Kogi, the APC structures are everywhere.
“We are united in the state with no ethnic colouration. The November 11 governorship election is like a boxing match between Mike Tyson and a malnourished boxer.
“We will win overwhelmingly, not based on ethnic sentiments but on the strength of the APC.”