The allegations that Prince Mohammed Audu and other factional leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state have been bribed to support the re-election bid of Governor Yahaya Bello has described as unfounded.
In a statement signed by the Media officer to Prince Mohammed Audu,Aminu Salisu Sani,it said that the son of first and Second Executive Governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, is not a cheap politician that. would succumb to such mischief.
Aminu described the reports alleging stakeholders like the former chairman of Kogi state chapter of APC, Haddy Ametuo, Barr. Dangana Ocheja and Senator Mohammed Ohiare of been bribed by Gov.Bello to facilitate the endorsement of his re-election bid by the Alex Kadiri group“describing the allegations as pure mischief.
“It is pure mischief to allege that Prince Mohammed Audu will stoop so low to support Yahaya Bello for a second term in office in exchange for financial gains. Prince Mohammed Audu is not that cheap!
“It is unthinkable that Prince Mohammed Audu will support ,or accept financial inducement from a Governor that find it difficult to pay workers and pensioners in the state. The same governor who has not deemed it fit to recognised or honour his late father, Prince Abubakar Audu? Governor Yahaya Bello who never deemed it fit to pay a simple condolence visit to late Prince Audu’s family?
“You are talking about a Governor who refuses to name the state university after former Governor Abubakar Audu after public commitments and cannot even name a single street in the state after him,why given such person any support,he asked.
“Prince Mohammed Audu is not a prodigal son. He holds the virtues and all that his late father represents in high esteem. He understood the pains and expectations of the good people of Kogi state and promised not to associate ourselves with any decisions against the wishes of the people.