No Vacancy For National Chairman— APC Tells Yahaya Bello Over Viral Posters
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the immediate-past governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, that there is no vacancy in the office of the national chairman of the party.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, also cautioned the former governor to stop confusing the party, saying the position of the national chairman is currently occupied.
Morka handed down the warning while addressing newsmen at the national secretariat of the party.
This coming on the heel of the posters of the former governor which were seen on major streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), especially around the federal secretariat and on walls and fences of structures around the APC national secretariat along Blantyre Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.
The bold picture of the former Kogi state governor is adorned with the inscription, “APC Next Level. Alhaji Yahaya Bello as APC National Chairman. Leading the Change, Building a Stronger APC.”
In the same vein, Yahaya Bello has refuted the report that he was running for the position of the national chairman of the ruling APC.
He described the publications as the antics of opposition leaders, mischief makers and fifth columnists bent on creating confusion within the hierarchy of the party.
Bello said the insinuation of party chairmanship ambition through some posters in Abuja “is infantile, false and should be disregarded.”
He said in a statement that APC “is not in the process of conducting congresses or a convention, therefore, there is absolutely no basis for anyone to circulate any posters for party offices.”
Urging members of the public to disregard the false impression, the former governor said he never authorised anyone to circulate any posters on his behalf as he remains a loyal party man who is committed to the leadership of Abdullahi Ganduje.