“The governor- elect is a humble man who will not discriminate against anyone within the party, All Kogites should pray for and work towards peace, stability and progress of the state. We are using this opportunity to emphasise the need for the people to support their leaders for the benefit of all.”
Chris Steven, Abuja
The Kogi State governor- elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello said he would not to join issues with Honorable James Abiodun Faleke over the Kogi governorship election.
Faleke was reported to have said he would not attend the inauguration of Bello, neither would he support him.
Bello’s reaction is contained in a statements issued on Tuesday in Abuja, and signed by his Media Assistant, Suleiman Abdulmalik.
According to him, dialogue remains the best solution to party issues, saying he has absolute confidence in the leadership of the party to end the disagreement.
This was as he described Faleke has a brother and that, what is happening in the state is a family affair.
“I will continue to appeal to him and others to join hands with me in moving Kogi state forward. in politics we agree and disagree but dialogue remains the only solution to issues, but what happened in my state is an act of God” he said
Bello disclosed that the ongoing reconciliation in the state has paid off, saying most of late Prince Abubakar Audu supporters are now with him,
” Those who matter in Audu’s camp are already working for me even before the supplementary election and that the reconciliation effort greatly helped in defeating the PDP” he said
The statement also advised Hon. James Faleke to accept the outcome of the election as the will of God.
Abdulmalik said, “All hands must be on deck and we must rally round our candidate and the governor-elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. No winner, no vanquished; we must continue as one united family that we are.
“Hon James Abiodun Faleke and other aggrieved party members should accept the new development as the will of God. We plead with them to cooperate with Bello to develop the state in line with the vision of our late icon, Prince Abubakar Audu.