A youth group in Kogi State, Youth Alliance, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the state from “impunity and looming anarchy.”
Youth Alliance said tension is everywhere ahead of the state’s governorship election scheduled for November 16, 2019.
In a recent statement, Ade Onemola, Idowu Ipinmisho and Arome Idachaba, on behalf of the group in the three senatorial zones, disclosed that suffering of the people is at a very high rate.
They also accused Governor Yahaya Bello of impoverishing Kogi state.
Their words, “We also understand that he boasts of removing the DG of PDP’s governorship campaign, Honourable Teejay Yusuf, a popular grassroots politician who is much loved by a clear majority of Okun people of Kogi state from the House of Representatives through the same tactic,”
“While no invitation had ever been sent for President Buhari to come and commission any project in Kogi state during Governor Yahaya Bello’s tenure, suffering has reached its worst extent and citizens are wondering what mystery has been consuming billions of statutory allocations.
“On February 23, a national newspaper, authoritatively reported that the stage is being set for anarchy by some top people in Kogi state who have been arming thugs and other miscreants with illegal firearms and using money to induce people towards compromising electoral integrity.
“The experience of Friday February 15, 2019, when hooded thugs encircled the GRA, Lokoja home of former Governor Ibrahim Idris, while he was hosting the cream of the leadership of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, is very instructive; a phone call from Gen Tunde Ogbeha to the Commander, Command Army Records, Lokoja, saved the day and it was reported that the masked hoodlums casually strolled into Government House, Lokoja, through the rear access gate.”
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