Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has denounced insinuations that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), is currently enmeshed in deep crisis saying, about 10 governors elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will soon defect to the APC.
The governor stated this when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, on Friday.
He said, the dissolution of the National Working Committee and other decisions reached at the National Executive Council meeting of the party on Thursday has made the APC stronger.
Bello also debunked claims that the APC will fall apart when the President Muhammadu Buhari, leaves office, saying those with such notion “are making a great mistake”.
The Kogi governor denied that governors in the APC caused the ongoing crisis in the party, noting Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, would be made to return to APC.
He added, “APC is getting stronger, and like I said, it’s going to be proved in the next few days or the next few weeks to come in the election of Edo , Ondo, Anambra, Ekiti, Osun states.
“It’s unfortunate that our colleague, my brother, and my in-law, Obaseki has left us, but as a party and a party-loyal man, we have to reclaim him.
“I can tell you that there are up to 10 PDP governors ready to join APC and that would happen very soon.”
He explained that the former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and other NWC members were removed to bring peace into the party, adding that the decision was not targetted at undermining the influence of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu.
“The assertion that some governors decided to create the crisis in the party is unfounded. We can’t demolish a house that we built. Oshiomhole did not offend anyone and nobody offended Oshiomhole.
“Tinubu has paid his dues; and nobody is undermining him. He continues to play a fatherly role. We need him and he needs us,” Bello explained.