SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State declared at the weekend that no one can stop him from achieving his second term of four years.
The embattled governor is due to seek a renewal of his mandate for another term in November when INEC has scheduled the governorship election in the state.
“I am the Governor today and Insha Allah, l will return as the Governor for another four years, after the November 16 election. As for the ticket, the analogy is that the tenant cannot send the landlord out of his house. So, APC in Kogi State was rebuilt by me, after the good job done by our late leader, His Excellency, Prince Abubakar Audu.
“After his demise, l came, rebuilt it from the scratch to what it is today. That is evident in the last outing of the party where we had 25/25, in the State House of Assembly. We also won seven out of the nine contested positions in the House of Representatives and two out of the three Senators representing Kogi state in the Senate. So, anybody that is making such noise does not disturb me , because, in the market place, noise is allowed”, Bello said.
The Governor, who spoke to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa after the Juma’at prayer, dismissed the insinuation that APC will not give him the ticket to run for second term.
“You know, Kogi politics is the loudest, so, people must make noise and you can’t stop that. But surely, l am very good with my party from the local government to the national level.
“They know that l am the leader of the party in my state. I have built it and it is very strong. Anytime, any day, we will win elections in landslide. That l am going to win in the primaries is given by the grace of God, by which ever means, direct or indirect.
“Secondly, in the November Governorship election, we are not just talking of wining, we are looking at the margins. The margin is going to be such that whoever comes far second, will be discouraged to go to court”, Bello further said.
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