The All Progressive Congress, (APC) Political Alliance (APA) group has called on the party leaders to compel governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state not to impose unpopular candidates on people of the state come 2023.
The group, while decrying the recent political crisis rocking the Kogi State Chapter of the ruling party cautioned Governor Bello to jettison the idea of imposing unpopular candidates.
Speaking with journalists on Thursday, the group’s spokesman, Shehu Mustapha said any plan to impose of unpopular candidates could make the APC lose all elective seats in the state.
According to Mustapha: “I can authoritatively state that the Governor had already compiled a list of anointed candidates from the three senatorial districts.
“He had compiled the APC state executives to anoint the same candidates for various elective positions.
“The State party chairman, Abdullahi Bello should stop deceiving the public by saying APC will not impose candidates. We have the list of the already anointed candidates which we would make public soon”.
He added: “for the party to win in the 2023 general elections, the national leaders should compel Governor Bello to allow the most popular candidates, who will be selected by the majority of the party members and delegates to emerge as flag-bearers