Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been accused of pushing his loyalist to get the position of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, the accusation was made by an APC Stalwart in Kogi State, Mallam Abdullahi Kabiru.
In a statement signed by Mr. Kabiru, he said; former-Vice President was of “causing disarray in the leadership hierarchy of Kogi State All Progressives Congress in his bid to impose his loyalist, and former member of Kogi State House of Assembly, Simeon Achuba as replacement for Hon. Abiodun Faleke who turned down the offer of Deputy Governor after demise of Audu Abubakar his Principal and Governorship Candidate of APC who was already coasting to victory in the race for Kogi State Governorship seat before he suddenly died last November”.
Kabiru further said; “In the past days, Atiku, according to our dependable sources has been pulling the strings with a view to ensuring that Simeon Achuba becomes Governor Yahaya Bello’s Deputy and that this has led to massive rancour in the leadership of APC in Kogi State”.
He also alleged further that; ‘’We are conscious of Atiku Abubakar’s moves to impose on us Simeon Achuba as our next Deputy Governor, but I can assure you that we are not going to cave into that. Again we’re also not unmindful that lots of resources have been deployed in the past few days, including millions of naira to bribe people into buying the idea of Achuba becoming the next Deputy Governor of Kogi State, but let me say with all emphasis at my disposal that all these clandestine moves shall end up in vain’’.
Meanwhile this medium learnt that other persons in the race for the Deputy Governor of the state are a former Governorship aspirant Hon. Tim Diche, Hon. Ikani Okolo, a member representing Dekina/Bassa Federal constituency in the House of Representatives and Ambassador Aisha Audu Emeje, widow of late Audu Abubakar.