The All Progressives Congress have refuted claims that the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has withdrawn support for the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Daily Post reported that, in a statement on Sunday, APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, labelled the speculations “maliciously false and a figment of the imagination of its author and sponsors.”
Morka said Bello, who serves as the National Youth Coordinator of the Presidential Campaign Council, is a solid, resourceful and committed campaigner for Tinubu.
He stated that, “the fake news” seeks to float a rift between Bello and Hon. James Faleke, secretary of the APC PCC.
“It is the desperate and disgraceful conjecture of opposition elements unsettled by our Party’s giant campaign strides.
“Both loyal party men are unquestionably committed and working tirelessly for the resounding victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in next month’s presidential election,” Morka added.
Faleke is reportedly Tinubu’s choice for the Kogi APC ticket, while Bello reportedly favours incumbent deputy Edward Onoja.
Bello is a member of the APC PCC and was also among the presidential aspirants before Tinubu won the ticket in June 2022.