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Kogi elections: 45 parties endorse Bello for second term hails first term success


Forty five parties so far has endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Governor Yahaya Bello for a second term.

The endorsement according to the Coalition of Political Parties (CPP) in Kogi State, at a news briefing yesterday in Lokoja was as a result of the success and good work of Governor Bello’s administration in the last four years.

CPP Chairman Dr. Sani Teidi said the 45 parties have analysed other candidates contesting next month’s governorship election and found out that the incumbent governor is “head and shoulders above the rest.”

He said the first term of Governor Bello has been very successful.

Teidi said, Kogi State had improved in the various indices of development and eliminated ethnic, religious and class differences among the people in the Bello’s administration.

He hailed the governor for his policies of inclusion and proportional distribution of appointments and projects among the constituencies, saying they are determined to help in the actualisation of Bello’s quest for a second term.

“In view of the following, we warn in the strongest term possible that the increasingly ethnic colouration, which some parties and their candidates are giving to their campaign, is disincentive to the coalition and voters.

“We appeal to all political parties to respect the rule of law by playing according to the rules before, during and after the election,” Teidi said.

Meanwhile, Parties who endorsed Bello’s return bid included KOWA, DA, APA, LP, NNPP, YES PARTY, AGAP, MMN, ABP, AA, SNG, NPC, NAC, BNPP, DPP, ABDP, PDC and CAP.

Others are AP, AD, GPN, PPN, NCP, YDP, JMPP, ZLP, PPP, HDP, AAC and PRP.

Also included in the endorsement are NPM, ACPN, UPP, ACD, NEPP, NDLP, NRM, AGA, DPC, NUP, RBNP, RAP, CNP, PDM and NDCP.