Ex Kogi State commissioner of Information and member of the Kogi APC Elders Council, Dr. Tom Ohikere has said even if Yahaya Bello has made mistakes, he is still the candidate to beat in the November 16 governorship election.
Tom disclosed that Yahaya’s second term ambition is necessary after his recent development in carrying out the request of the elders’ group.
He said the governor’s remorse and demonstration of goodwill with stakeholders in and outside the party has proved key to him achieving success in the upcoming election.
His words, “Myself and some elders in the party fell out with the governor on principle. The internal wrangling kept me away. And we try to avoid confrontation.
“But I am back now to ensure victory for the party. I cannot allow my party to loss because of my feud with my brother.
“But the governors latest step shows that he has learnt and is making amend. The governor has met the demands of the party’s elders; which is to settle civil servant salary and engage in proper reconciliation with party members.
“The governor has paid the outstanding five months salary arrears and has met with the elders demands. Therefore, we have no reasons to be against Yahaya Bello.”
“Bello is the closest person to Lugard House. The latest reconciliation with the party stakeholders will ensure victory for him. Bello is maturing faster in politics, his second term will be better.”