Why Olafemi visit Gov. Bello.

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THERE are strong indication the the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in kogi state may have it difficult to dethrone governor Yahaya Bello from Lugard House in November Governorship election as big wigs of the party are set to decamp to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
It was reliably gathered that some strong members of the party paid a courtesy called on governor Yahaya Bello in Abuja and promised to decamped and work for his re-election in November.
Sources close to Lugard House also disclosed that one of the strong member of PDP in the state and former acting governor of the state, Chief Clarence Olafemi had paid a visit to the governor at Lugard House Lokoja.
However confirming the visit on Sunday, Chief Clarence Olafemi told kogi that he visited the governor because of impunity in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking with our reporter at his residence in Lokoja, Kogi state, the former acting governor of the state said he will soon dump PDP for APC in the state.
He noted that PDP has cheated on him several times and he cannot continue to stay in the party. He pointed out that he is one of the strong member of PDP in the state, yet the National Working Committee of the party failed to recognize his impute and effort for the party.
His words,” I was the running mate to Jubril Issah Echocho in 2015 Governorship primary election of the party but we were later replaced by the party and brought in Captain Idris Wada and Yomi Awoniyi as running maye without any reason.
“In 2019 general election, I was one of the Senatorial aspirant from kogi west, I was denied from contesting as the party imposed Senator Dino Melaye who just decamped from APC back to PDP.

“My Governorship aspirant in the just concluded primary of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris was denied of the Governorship ticket of the party by some power to be in the party and gave victory to Engr. Musa Wada because they hate Alhaji Ibrahim Idris the former governor of the state.
“With all these impunity how do you expect me to continue staying in PDP? Am not the first person to decamp from one party to another. President Mohammadu Buhari, and my mentor Alhaji Abubakar Atiku all decamped from one party to another. Am not going to be the first or the last.
I had a fruitful discussion with Governor Yahaya Bello and am very satisfied with the outcome of our meeting.
Chief Olafemi who was also former speaker kogi state House of Assembly noted that he will follow due process when he is going to decamp from PDP to APC stressing that he will do it open because is taken a rightful decision.




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