PDP chieftain denies closed door meeting with Yahaya Bello


Yahaya Bello

Alhaji Abubakar Idris who was the first runner-up at the Kogi People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) governorship primaries,has dismissed claims he had a closed door meeting with Governor Yahaya Bello.

Abubakar Idris, a son of former Governor of the State, Ibrahim Idris described the allegations as not only untrue, but also malicious.

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Reacting to the trending news of an alleged secret meeting between Bello and Idris, the Abubakar Ibrahim Idris Campaign Organisation described it as not only untrue, but also malicious.

The organisation, in a statement signed by the aspirant’s media aide, Issah Lucky Itopa, copies of which were made available to reporters on Wednesday in Lokoja, said that the allegation was aimed at causing disaffection among his supporters.

The statement said: “We debunk the malicious story trending on the social media that the next governor of Kogi State was in a secret meeting with Governor Yahaya Bello.

“They are lies; fake and intended to create disaffection among the supporters and followers of a man focused and waiting to salvage Kogi State.

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“The story is a figment of the imagination of mischief makers and has failed from inception, as the support base of Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim remains intact.

“In any case, who is Governor Bello in terms of pedigree, character and integrity to offer Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim money as was alleged. We’re bold to state that it is a fact that the top contender to the seat of governor in the state is a man of impeccable character.

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“We, therefore, ask those behind the fiction to bury their heads in shame, as Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim will pursue his case to a logical conclusion.”

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“While the wheel of justice maybe slow, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim wish to restate that in November, the PDP will win overwhelmingly and by the grace of God take over the leadership of the state in January 2020.”



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