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45 Political Parties Back Bello’s Second Term Bid     

45 parties endorse Governor Yahaya Bello for second term.     

Funsho Akinwale

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, got a booster to his governorship race on Wednesday when forty-five political parties announced their support for his second term ambition.

The governor is contesting on the platform of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), in the governorship poll scheduled to hold in the state on November 16, 2019.

Briefing newsmen yesterday in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, the Coalition of Political Parties (CPP) said that their endorsement followed Bello’s good work in the last four years.

The chairman of the group, Dr Sani Teidi, said after critical investigation and research in the state, they confirmed that Bello’s first term has been successful.

“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 added.

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.