Senator Smart Adeyemi has said that if the All Progressive Congress (APC) denied Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello ticket he will work against the party during governorship election.
He made this known in Lokoja on Thursday during a meeting with the delegation from the Progressive Governors Forum.
Senator Adeyemi a former senator from Kogi West Senatorial district of Kogi State noted governor Bello has performed well and therefore he deserved second term in office.
The former Nigeria Union of Journalist President said the political destiny of the Western Senatorial district lies in the return of the governor.
According to him, for fairness, justice and equity, Gov Bello is the best for the APC in November.
” Other senatorial district have ruled Kogi State for two terms. Now a brother from Kogi central who has done very well in his first tenure should also be given that opportunity.
‘ If Gov. Bello is given the opportunity to lead us for another four years, I am convince that we in the West will rule Kogi State.
” Am using this medium to beg our party leaders not to make the mistake of allowing one to change a winning team in Kogi State. Those who says APC can not win Kogi under Bello are not God, because he is covenant child. If Governor Bello is denied the APC ticket, some of us might be forced to work against the party” he said.
Also speaking, the Senator representing Kogi East Senator Isah Jibrin Echocho traced the current problem of the State to abuse of trust.
Jibril while lamenting that, those the governor empowered are the one fighting against him insisting that, the APC should adopt the indirect primary if they want to retain Kogi state.
Those in attendance included Governor of Kebbi state Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Yobe state Governor, Alhaji Maimala Buni as well as the immediate past Governor of Bauch state, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar.