Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State finally regained the state leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The party structure is now firmly in his control. But it took him two years and four months, and fresh ward, local government and state congresses of the party for him to wrestle power from gladiators within the party. But his gain has not been total Uhuru; it has split the APC into groups and caused exodus of some bigwigs like Senator Dino Melaye, Hon. James Faleke amongst others.
Bello, since his inauguration on 27 January, 2016, had been locked in battle with opposition elements within the Kogi APC who stood firm in control. Never in the history of the state had a sitting governor been vilified by his party men like Bello witnessed. The running battle with APC elements such as Melaye, Faleke, a House of Reps member, and party executives was more than what the governor faced in the hands of civil servants and all the opposition parties combined. Read more