The Youth Are 100% Behind Governor Yahaya Bello – Kogi State Youth Leader, Emmanuel Ayo
The recent happenings in the Kogi State House of Assembly is a confirmation of that God Almighty is in love with Kogi State. In His infinite mercy and grace, God has blessed us with a fair and courageous young leader in Executive Governor Yahaya Bello and we must all rejoice in it and give him our total support.
By divine intervention, as at the day of the Governor’s inauguration into office on January 27th, 2016, the three arms of government in the state were headed by individuals from the same senatorial zone. Given his vow to be equitable and just to all, Governor Bello sought to ensure power balancing and made clean and legal moves to ensure this. Enemies of progress saw this as an opportunity to show their evil side and did everything to truncate it. But, God Almighty has won the battle for us and we have a brand new Speaker and a House with ten members seating and deliberating on how to secure a bright future for the state.
It is on this background that I, the APC Youth Leader of Kogi State, call on all members of the National Assembly to refuse all attempts to bring chaos into our state. The recent declaration by the Federal House of Assembly to take over the functions of the Kogi House of Assembly is a needless, thoughtless and evil plan that should not be entertained. There is no basis for such a move and we, the able youth of Kogi, will NOT stand for it.
The Kogi State House of Assembly is legally meeting its obligations and the state is not in crisis. Why, then, should the National Assembly seek to usurp it? Why the sudden need to overstep their legal boundary and scuttle a peace process that has reached an advanced stage? Why is Kogi so special and deserving of so much attention? When the entire Ekiti State House of Assembly was chased out of the state by thugs, why was a takeover not put on the table?
I hereby call on the President of the National Assembly, Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki, and the entire senate to ignore the evil request of the Federal House of Assembly to take over the functions of the Kogi State House of Assembly. I further ask that the members of the committee that visited the state be subjected to a probe to find out why they have made such tasteless recommendations to the House.
We, the Kogi APC Youth, are in full and total support of the Governor Yahaya Bello administration. He has demonstrated wisdom that belie his age and we are happy with his commitment to fairness and accountability.
The granting of fiscal autonomy to the local government councils, the even spread of appointments across all local governments and the push to probe and reposition state finances are indications that Governor Bello is more than prepared for the task ahead. Keep it up, Big Brother! We are 100% behind you!
Kogi State APC Youth Leader