The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has said that before his closest counterpart, Senator Dino Melaye, who some have described as Bello’s biggest threat would emerge as winner of the election in the state, Melaye must be ready to pass through the eyes of the needle.
Bello made this known while speaking to newsmen at the Kebbi Governor’s lodge in the Asokoro area of Abuja, shortly after the Progressive Governors’ Forum on Sunday night.
Naija News reports that the Kogi state Governor also dismissed the threat by Senator Dino Melaye to unseat him as a none issue.
He expressed confidence that he would emerge as the winner of the election in the state come November.
In his words, 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.”
Bello furthered that; “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.”