- The Niger state governor has debunked reports of his plan to defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress
- Abubakar Bello said he is committed to the APC
- According to Bello, he would remain in APC to rescue the people of the state and country from the wrong deeds of the previous administration
Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger on Sunday, August 5, reiterated his commitment to the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Nigeria’s progress and development.
He gave the assurance during a solidarity rally for him and President Muhammadu Buhari by Niger APC members and supporters in Minna.
Bello gave the assurance that he would remain in APC to rescue the people of the state and country from the wrong deeds of the previous administration.
“Anybody that say I am leaving APC for the Peoples Democratic Party is lying. You should all keep your minds calm as APC has come to stay," Bello said.
Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger received by APC supporters in Minna on Saturday, August 4.
Bello, who commended Buhari for leading Nigeria on the right direction, noted that the APC-led Federal and states government have sustained the payment of salaries and was not indebted to civil servants.
“We have never owned salaries, even when FAAC was not coming, we were able to pay salaries and we will continue to do our best to keep body and soul together.
“As you can see, government is running and it is my wish and hope that we will do more in the future,” he said.
Bello noted that the APC would continue to prioritise youths and women empowerment which are the pillars of the society.
The governor commended the youths and women for their support to the Federal and state governments, urging them to obtain their permanent voters card to enable them vote for APC during the 2019 elections.
He advised the people of the state to remain steadfast with the APC government, adding that government was doing its best to address challenges of Nigerians.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that there were speculations that Senator Godswill Akpabio is set to dump the PDP.
The reports of the Senator's has also dampened the celebration mood in the PDP headquarters over the recent defection of some senators and three governors from the APC.
The Senate minority leader who is said to have already dumped the PDP, will officially announce his defection on Thursday, August 9 while Nigeria's acting president, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, will be at Ikot Ekpene stadium to receive him.
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