FROM EMMANUEL ADEYEMI, Lokoja

A group under the aegis of Kogi Central Patriotic Citizens Forum has applauded the decision of the All Progressive Congress(APC) in nominating Alh Yahaya Bello as replacement to late Abubakar Audu.yahaya-bello
In a press statement signed by the chairman of the forum, Alh Ahmed Musa-Ododo and made available to news men in Lokoja, the group applauded the demonstration of justice, fairness,equity and transparency in which the party nominated Bello and said it was the best option for the party.
While commending president Buhari for not dabbling into the party issue, the statement expressed satisfaction that the APC will clear the supplementary election coming up this Saturday.
The forum described Yahaya Bello’s governorship ticket as ‘ the peoples ticket’ and urged all Kogites to support him saying Bello does not have any ill feeling with any part of the state.
The statement also advised Chief James Faleke not to give in to the antics of an ethnic group in the state who it said are pushing him into destruction so that they could hold on to power ” which has evident slipped off from their hands, because they are afraid of power shift” it added.
“We plead with Faleke to reconsider his stance and let us cooperate so that this power shift which God has divinely arranged will not be bungled, the people now pushing him to destroy the exercise are the same does power to slip from their hands, we have been made second class citizens in the state we all laboured to build, we have suffered for long” the statement added.

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