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Governorship: Kogi Youths Agitates Power Rotation To Western district
By Boluwaji Obahopo, LOKOJA

The call for power rotation in Kogi State thicken on Monday following the plea by a pressure group, Kogi Youth Ambassadors (KYA), who want all political parties to field candidate from joined the Western flank.

The group who made their position know in Lokoja while speaking with newsmen hinged their position on equity, fairness and justice.

State Coordinator of the group, Mr. Abdulrahman Adbdulsalam, maintained that the political system of Kogi State, should be based on rotational basis, saying their agitation was premised on equity, fairness and justice.

He noted that no state in Nigeria had multiethnic diversity like Kogi State, hence, such unique endowment should not be taken for granted.

“We specifically appealed to His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello to consider a candidate from Kogi West as his successor as a way of unifying the state to show equity, fairness and justice.

“The Kogi East has ruled the state for over 16 years, while Kogi Central is currently in its 8 years; it is therefore the turn of Kogi west to govern the state for the sake of equity, fairness and justice.

”The Kogi youth ambassadors do not have any aspirant in mind by our agitation, but all we want is for power to shift to Kogi west.

”We want His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello, to adopt a competent, reliable and credible candidate from Kogi west as his successor.

”We are also appealing to the opposition political parties to also chose credible candidates from the Kogi west for the governorship race in November,” Abdulsalam restated.

The coordinator assured that the group had put strategies in place in terms of advocacy, consultation, sensitisation and mobilisation to ensure that their aim and objectives are achieved for the unity of Kogi State.

He disclosed that the group had over 20,000 members who have their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) across the 239 ward in the state, and assured that they would be engaging on vigorous sensitisation and mobilisation to press home their demand.

Also speaking, the Zonal Coordinator of the group, Mr. Austin Alabi, said all they were fighting for was that the equity, fairness and justice in the state should be maintained.

”We are advising the government of the day to consider a credible and reliable candidate, that have the interest of Kogi at heart and ready to develop the state to the next level just as Governor Bello had done.

”We are all aware that the Governor has tried a lot in terms of infrastructure and security in Kogi, we are expecting him to also look for somebody from Kogi west that can consolidate on his legacies and develop our state to the next level,” Alabi said.

Alabi also enjoined all the registered political parties in the state to imbibe the idea by fielding a candidate from the western senatorial district of Kogi State.

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