APC Candidate, Ododo Is Not My Blood Relation – Gov Bello


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State yesterday said he has no blood relationship with the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Usman Ododo.

Bello said contrary to insinuations by the opposition, Ododo emerged the APC candidate after a keenly contested, free and fair primary election.

The governor, who stated this at the 3rd Governor Yahaya Bello (GYB) Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents/Editors in Abuja, also said the November 11 governorship election would be the most peaceful ever held in the state.

There had been claims by the opposition in the state that the governor handpicked Ododo, a former auditor general for local government in the state, was his blood relation. Ododo hails from the same senatorial zone as the governor.

Dispelling the claim, Bello said the APC governorship candidate emerged APC candidate on merit after a keenly contested primary election.

He said; “Ododo has endeared himself to the people of…

Source: Leadership Newspaper