“Kogi will be one of the major sponsors on the day President Muhammadu Buhari decides to go for second term.”

This was a statement by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun while celebrating the decamping of some Kogi PDP members to APC.

One would think it was just another ordinary political statement but the statement that followed by the state governor, Yahaya Bello, shows a decision may have been made.

Speaking Gov Yahaya Bello bluntly urged Buhari to run for a second term in 2019.

“We urge Mr President to run and fly in 2019. Twenty-four APC governors are ready to support you under the leadership of the National Chairman of the party, Mr John Oyegun.”

Bello welcomed PDP members from the three senatorial districts of the state who defected, saying the APC was where they belonged in the first place.

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“Come and sin no more,” he said, urging those still in PDP to jump ship.

Meanwhile, Oyegun also had some kind words for Governor Bello.

He advised Kogi people to support the administration, saying the governor has positively affected every facet of the state economy.

“I am happy to be here today. I noticed one of the billboards when I was coming in saying, ‘A New Dawn for Kogi State’.

“Kogi People, I want to congratulate you for having an energetic governor in Yahaya Bello.  This is a governor that is a good organiser, restless, energetic and full of ideas. I can feel a new energy in Kogi State”, Oyegun said.

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