Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has reacted to allegations made against him by the leadership of his party in the state
– The state chapter of the party had accused the governor of sidelining leaders of the party when taking key decisions
– Governor Bello however said the APC leadership are free to recommend anybody for appointment
Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has dismissed the allegations made against him by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Kogi state APC chairman Alhaji Hadi Ametuo and Governor Yahaya Bello, when the going was good
The governor, who was reacting to the vote of no confidence passed on him by the state executive members of the party, said it is his constitutional responsibility to appoint his personal aides without any recourse to a group of people, provided the person meet up the requirement as stipulated by law of the land.
The governor his stand known on the issue through a statement released to the media and obtained by NAIJ.com by special adviser on media and strategy, Mallam Abdulkarim Abdulmalik.
Governor Bello also stated that he was yet to be informed by the national secretariat of APC about the petition by the state chapter of the party.
He opined that he is running an all inclusive government and the APC leadership in the state are free to recommend anyone for any appointment provided the person is well qualified to fill such position.
According to the governor, his government is working towards unity and as such his doors are always open to accommodate every body irrespective of religion, ethnic and political differences.
Governor however accused the state chairman of the APC, Alhaji Haddi Ametuo of moving against his government because his brother, Honourable Jimoh Lawal was removed as speaker of the Kogi state House of Assembly.
NAIJ.com recalls that the Kogi state House of Assembly has been enmeshed in crisis as two lawmakers were claiming headship of the house.
A situation that prompted the House of Representatives to intervene by taking over the activities of the house.
Governor Bello reiterated his commitment towards rebuilding the state and uniting the people for a peaceful co-existence through people oriented policies and programme.
“I don’t want to behave like the past leaders who were regretting for not doing the right thing while in office due to selfish pressure mounted on them by some people. Any body with impeccable credentials and feel that he has something to offer the state can come forward,” he stated.
Governor Bello was declared the winner of the Kogi state supplementary election held on Saturday, December 5 2015 after the death of Late Prince Abubakar Audu paved the way for his emergence as APC’s candidate.