The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, faced the threat surrounding his return as governor of Kogi state following the rise of Dino Melaye in the run of governor of 2019.
Bello, who spoke to journalists at the lodge of Governor Kebbi in the area of Asokoro in Abuja, shortly after the Progressive Governors Forum on Sunday evening, excluded Senator Dino Melaye’s threat not to occupy it as an unprecedented issue.
He expressed his confidence to emerge as the winner of the next Sunday’s governor election, stating that to prevail over him in the governor’s election, Dino Melaye must be ready to pass through the eye of the needle.
The Governor said: “In Kogi state, we know the election is coming up and of course, a lot of people will come out for the challenge. But the reality is that we are on ground. From within the party to the General election, we are not just talking of victory, we ‘re talking of the margin of the victory of APC over any other party that will come next because of what we have been able to do in the stage delivering on all our promises.
“You are going to see election like never before. Kogi election is going to be as smooth as anything and we are very confident of victory.”
On Senator Melaye posing threat to his re-election, Bello said, “anytime you talk, we should talk of somebody that is good. Apart from that person you are talking of, let him justify the mandate given to him by showing his people what he has done. For him to come and challenge me means that he is ready to pass through the eye of the needle.”