Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Gombe State House of Assembly have denied backing the presidential aspiration of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
POLITICS NIGERIA observed some media reports which said all state lawmakers elected on the platform of the APC from the North East Zone endorsed the 2023 presidential aspiration of Bello.
However, a statement issued on Friday by Gombe Assembly’s Deputy House Leader, Sadam Bello (Funakaye North) and Adamu Sale Pata (Yamaltu East), on behalf of their colleagues, distanced themselves from the said endorsement of Bello.
According to the duo, they did not attend the Bauchi meeting and were not informed before their colleagues endorsed Yahaya Bello.
“As legislators from the North East zone elected under the platform of the APC, we hereby announce that we are not part of those that declared their support to the presidential bid of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.”
“As loyal party members, we abide by the rules and regulations guiding our great party and every political party has a leadership, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is the leader of the APC in Gombe State.
“Therefore, we are waiting for him to finish his consultation and give us directive. And whatever directives he gave we will abide by it, because of our unalloyed support for him as a result of unprecedented development we have witnessed under his leadership,” Sadam Bello added.