Governor Yahaya Bello’s hope of securing the ticket of his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the November Kogi governorship election is under threat as a result of criticism of poor performance.
The governor due to uncertainty that becloud his ambition for second term is set to dump the party for Accord party.
It was reliably gathered that Bello who is presently facing a difficult task to secure the party’s governorship ticket has been petitioned by individual, groups and even members of his party before the National Working Committee of APC of bad administration.
The APC flags hosted in the premises of government house including the one hosted at the main entrance gate to Lugard House have been removed.
The Accord party secretariat was allegedly renovated by the governor. Although the Accord party was his alternative party in 2015 when he lost the APC governorship primary to late Prince Abubakar Audu.
According to sources, Bello was said to have disclosed to some of his closest allied in his cabinet that some cabal in Aso Rock advised him to move to another party since forces were against him for the ticket.
According to him, he has been assured of their support if he contest the governorship election in another party.
The sources also disclosed that the governor of Benue State, Samuel Otom a good friend of Bello also advised him to dump APC for another party so that he can contest for the November 2 governorship election.
Our reporter also gathered that the National Secretariat of the party received over ten petitions submitted by individuals, various groups and also within the party demanding that Bello should not be given ticket for second term.