Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said that erring members of the ruling APC party must be disciplined to serve as deterrents to others.
Bello was speaking against the backdrop of the latest tiff between the National Chairman of the APC, Chief Odigie-Oyegun and Tinubu, hinting governors were in support of the Chairman’s move.
Bello said that the governors were also happy with the decision of the president to appoint Tinubu to reconcile contending interests in the party.
Tinubu had written to the president, accusing Odigie-Oyegun of sabotaging his efforts by inaugurating a parallel state executive of the party in Kogi.
Asked to comment on the accusation, Governor Bello said: “We the governors and majority of APC members have confidence in our national chairman Chief John Oyegun. We also believe in President by appointing Bola Tinubu, our leader to reconcile some aggrieved members of our party.
“However, one size fits all will not work in all the states where some erring members need to be disciplined.”
Bello also spoke on why the APC governors were pressing Buhari to run for a second tenure in office.
According to him, the president had done well so far and had put fears in state governors about corrupt practices.
On the justification for the call on the president to re-contest, the Kogi governor stated: “There are three things. One, he has done excellently well, secondly, on fighting corruption. Even we, among the governors are competing among ourselves to ensure that the little resources available, we utilize for the people. So, corruption is reduced to the barest minimum.
“Next is the revival of te economy, job creation and making sure that average Nigerians are comfortable. Based on these performance, we are urging Mr. President to please run and fly in 2019.
“So, there is nothing more to that. And if you look at it critically, the governors themselves who naturally have immunity, we are very careful because you know that Mr. President is incorruptible.
“If you do, you are going to face the consequences. So, we are careful about that and we are utilizing it.