Thursday, 11 January 2018

Buhari's Former Campaign Coordinator Predicts Buhari's loss in 2019



President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised by his former campaign coordinator to ignore Governor Yahaya Bello’s promise that he would deliver Kogi state for the president in 2019.

Faleke stated that it is the height of deceit for a governor who owes several months’ salaries and pensions to make such a boast.

According to Faleke, Bello had killed the APC in Kogi state, thereby stripping the party of critical campaign issues in the state Abiodun Faleke, President Muhammadu Buhari’s former campaign coordinator for Lagos state, has advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to disregard the pledge made by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, that in the 2019 presidential election, he would deliver the state for the ruling party. 

According to Punch, Faleke made his comments in a statement released on Wednesday, January 10. It was gathered  that he stated that Governor Bello had an ‘unpopular record’ in his state; and as such, could not make good on his promise. In his words: “It is the height of deceit for a governor who owes several months’ salaries and pensions, and who cannot provide basic infrastructure, to boast of delivering Kogi to President Buhari in 2019. 

“Mr President, how can a governor who has been indicted by the Independent National Electoral Commission for engaging in double registration lead your campaign train in Kogi? “The question is, will President Buhari contest? If yes, will he win Kogi with Yahaya Bello as Chief Campaigner? The answer is NO. “This is because he has killed the APC in the state, thereby stripping us of critical campaign issues in the state." 

 NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Yahaya Bello announced that President Muhammadu Buhari would get more support and votes from Kogi state in 2019 as the state had already endorsed the president for a second term in office. The governor made this statement on Friday, January 5, 2018, while speaking with State House correspondents after observing Jumaat service at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Bello added that president Buhari would get more votes in Kogi state than in his home state, Katsina. 

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