Vote out Bello, Igala group tells kinsmen

By AdvocateNews on 08/11/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 517

PDP Governorship candIdate for Kogi state, Engr. Musa Wada
PDP Governorship candIdate for Kogi state, Engr. Musa Wada

THE Diaspora Chapter of the Igala socio-cultural organisation, Ukomu Igala Organisation, yesterday urged Igala people to vote out Governor Yahaya Bello to restore political sanity to the state.

The group said the call had become imperative in view of the poor performance of Governor Bello’s administration.

The diaspora group, in a statement in Jos, the Plateau State capital, said Bello was not the “transformational leader” expected of him. 

The statement, which was signed by Chapter Chairman, Dr. John Onuh, and Secretary General, Mr. Amos Amodu, noted: “Given the circumstances of his emergence as governor and the cloud of illegitimacy with which he started out, it would have been a pleasant surprise if Bello went on to become a transformational leader in the mold of Prince AbubakarAudu (of blessed memory), the man whose electoral victory he inherited.

“However, we did harbour expectations that as governor, Bello would pretend to be fair, humble, equitable, and in a hurry to demonstrate, through deliberate, principled policies that he is deserving of the people’s mandate. But alas! It has since become apparent that the benefit of the doubt we accorded him was misplaced.”

In the same vein, a group known as Opinion Moulders and Critical Stakeholders of the Igala/Bassa Nation has declared support for the governorship ambition of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Wada, in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Kogi State.

It said it took the decision after painstakingly reviewing the leadership of the present governor, and candidate of the APC, Alhaji Bello, describing his governance style as gradual entrenchment of impunity and authoritarian rule.

A statement signed by the Convener of the group, Senator Alex Kadiri, said the latest entrenchment of impunity by the outgoing governor was the unconstitutional impeachment of former Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba.

Kadiri said: “Igala/Bassa Nation rejects this brazen assault on the constitution of Nigeria. We, therefore, give our unflinching support to Achuba in his quest to set aside the illegal impeachment.

“Under Bello’s watch, the Igala/Basa Nation, the majority of the people of Kogi State, witnessed the worst form of governance since the creation of the state. In spite of the hefty financial resources at its disposal, salaries, pensions and gratuities are still not paid. The lucky ones were paid on percentage basis. It is on record that N50.8 billion bailout which was secured to clear outstanding salaries, pensions and gratuities has been willfully wasted on the politics of self-perpetuation and aggrandisement.”

He said the organisation noted the current atmosphere of insecurity, reign of fear and terror being unleashed on its people by state sponsored miscreants and political thugs, alleging that Igala/Bassa Nation has witnessed the proliferation of dangerous weapons imported into the area by top government officials to harass and intimidate the people.

“The education sector has not fared better under Bello. The Kogi State University which once prided itself as one of the country’s highly valued universities is now a shadow of its past glory. Draconian government policies under Bello has led to the mass sack of a generation of experienced lecturers from the institution without replacement as well as the dislocation of the university’s academic and administrative system.

“Bello has not inaugurated or completed a single project in the entire Igala/Bassa land despite the unprecedented financial resources available to him,” Kadiri said.

The group said it would therefore not compensate failure by supporting Bello’s re-election bid, adding that the Igala/ Bassa Nation, which comprises nine local government areas of Kogi East senatorial district (Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Ibaji, Idah, Igalamela-Odolu, Ofu, Olamaboro, and Omala), therefore, endorsed Wada and the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP, Hon. Sam Aro, in the November 16 election.

 

Posted 08/11/2019 06:51:33 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Police arraign Abbo for assault, court grants senator...

Court grants Sen. Melaye N5m bail

Gov. Bello imposes 24-hr emergency curfew in Kogi...

PDP candidate, Seyi Makinde, emerges Oyo governor-elect

Herdsmen strike again, kill 30 in Taraba, Benue...

Gunmen murder pregnant wife of Kaduna pastor after...

States fail to remit N3.4bn pension deductions to...

We’ll flush out undisciplined, incompetent policemen, says Smith,...

One term not enough to fix Nigeria, says...

Dozens burnt to death as Shell pipeline explodes...

Obasanjo denies supporting Buhari … says even morons...

Looters, politicians interested in juicy appointments must go...

 

Latest News Edo APC faction suspends Adams Oshiomhole Tension in Kogi as armed hoodlums set fire to SDP office FG concludes work on MOPICON Bill – Lai Mohammed 322 Nigerian firms shut down in five years – World Bank N5b goods trapped at Seme border Stop campaign for 2023 presidency, APC chieftain urges politicianS Trans-Saharan route: Abuja-Algiers road ready in three years —Fashola Hate Speech offenders to ‘die by hanging’ Bill resurfaces in Senate Kogi Polls: PDP alleges APC plots to shift election by 2 weeks Enugu LG chairmen have no reason to fail, says Enugu East council boss Kogi Assembly approves renaming of state varsity after late Gov Audu Bauchi govt denies rift with Gombe over oil discovery

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (15,327 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (15,104 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (14,301 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (13,274 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (12,753 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (12,322 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (12,081 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (11,153 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (10,891 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (10,772 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (10,671 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (10,656 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (1,892) EDITORIAL (8) POLITICS (434) SOCIETY (113) SPORTS (22) BUSINESS (289) HEALTH (18) EDUCATION (28) ENTERTAINMENT (15) INTERNATIONAL (40) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (15)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands