Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has made it clear that power of incumbency will not help the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on which platform he won election, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for possible second term.
Governor Yahaya Bello, who answered reporters’ questions today, June 22 at the presidential villa, Abuja, said Obaseki would not be the first incumbent to be defeated.
“We have seen those in power before that are dethroned. We have seen practically that President Muhammadu Buhari of APC dethrone PDP, the former President that was on seat. So, that is not any trouble at all.”
The Kogi State governor said that APC is going to win Edo State.
“But unfortunately, I really felt the leaving of my colleague, His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki in whatever circumstance to another political party. It is painful anyway, but as a political party, we are going to take it back.”
Governor Yahaya Bello insisted that the APC solid, saying that in a particular big family like APC, “you won’t rule out any misunderstanding in one way or the other. But I can assure you that our party is strong under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and as a father, he is already looking into it and I can assure you that we are going to come out very strong.
“We are going to go to Edo State and we shall win Edo state election overwhelmingly. We are going to go to Ondo state and win it overwhelmingly for APC. “We will take Anambra State and record it as a second APC state from the South East and integrate our Igbo brothers into the fold, and we are going to take Ekiti and Osun once again.
“So, we are going to continue to expand our coast. So, APC is strong: we are not divided. We are only seeing the same point from different angles and we are trying to make ourselves understand the points. That is just it. There is no misunderstanding.”