Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Gombe State House of Assembly have denied endorsing the presidential bid of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
There were reports that all state lawmakers elected on the platform of the APC from the North East Zone endorsed the 2023 presidential aspiration of Bello.
Sadam Bello, the Deputy Majority Leader of Gombe State House of Assembly, denied the reports that lawmakers from North-East, including the state, have declared their supports for Governor Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition.
He denied the claim in a press statement made available to journalists on Friday, January 21, 2022.
The statement reads in part: “Our attention has been drawn to a widely circulated report that all legislators elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the North-East Zone have endorsed the presidential bid of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
“I, Hon. Sadam Bello (Funakaye North) and also Deputy House Leader and Hon. Adamu Sale Pata, member representing Yamaltu East, want to stated categorically that we are not part of who supported the said endorsement.
“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.”