Anti-party Allegations Against Me Frivolous – Governor Yahaya Bello
Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello has described allegations of anti-party activities levelled against his government as frivolous and malicious. He said that it is a plot by enemies of the state to undermine the development of the state.
According to the governor this group of people has continued to plot one form of distraction or the other aimed at bringing the government down, but will not succeed as “the majority of Kogites have decided to support our administration to turn around the fortunes of the state that has been on a downward slope”.
A statement from the governor signed by his special adviser, Media and Strategy, Mallam Abdulmmalik Abdulkarim, noted that the allegation was spurious and should be thrown to the dogs, insisting that “the members of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) is well represented in Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration even though he has earlier made it clear that he was going to run an all inclusive government.”
The governor stressed that it is unfortunate that some persons see themselves as the only people fit to hold public office in the state and be in control of government and anything outside that is either labeled anti-party or given another negative connotation to give the present administration a bad name.
“Before now this administration has stressed that owing to the endemic underdevelopment in the state and the need to quickly jumpstart our economy, we are open to allowing all Kogites make input in this administration. We are prepared to operate an all inclusive government and move ahead with a combination of politicians and technocrats that will drive our idea of where we want to take Kogi State to,” he said.
He added, “Any aggrieved member of the APC that is not happy with the present situation to ventilate his anger but join the new direction train that is blind to ethnic, religious and political sentiments. The recent appointment of commissioners could be seen to be an example of an all inclusiveness. For instances, the commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Tim Dad Diche who hailed from Bassa local government.”