- The Ohinoyi Of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, says Governor Yahaya Bello’s his first term was an experimental period where the governor might have made some mistakes
- Ado Ibrahim urges the people of the state to support Governor Bello for his second term bid because he has performed very well
- The monarch says the peace the state is currently enjoying was not there during the previous administrations
The Ohinoyi Of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, has urged the people of Kogi to vote Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, for a second term saying his first term was an experiment period where the governor might have made some mistakes.
Ohinoyi made the statement when he led the traditional rulers from the central Senatorial district of Kogi to pay Sallah homage to the governor at his residence on Monday, August 12, in Okene, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, Ibrahim urged the people of the state to support Governor Bello for his second term bid because he has performed very well.
Ohinoyi, who also doubles as the vice chairman, Kogi state traditional council Of chiefs, noted that the peace the state was currently enjoying today was not there during the previous administrations.
The royal father said Bello’s first term was experimental period where there might be some unavoidable mistakes, but assured the people that in his second term he would right the wrong of the first term, and build on existing success.
The monarch, therefore, appealed to the people to rally round the governor for his second term bid, stressing that he deserved to be reelected.
In his remarks, the governor commended the monarchs for the unflinching support he had been receiving from them since his assumption of office three and half years ago, and urged them for continuous support.
Bello noted that the Ohinoyi remained the father of Ebiraland and as such the father of all, commanded high respect and influence in Kogi central and the state at large.
He urged other traditional rulers in the area to rally round the paramount ruler for peace, development and progress of the area and the state in general.
The governor urged the monarchs to unite and cooperate within themselves for peace and unity to thrive in the zone and in the state at large.
Meanwhile, a group, Save Kogi Movement, has decried the role of Kogi traditional rulers in the state ahead of the November governorship election.
The group cautioned the monarchs to be fathers to all, weigh their actions, and conduct themselves respectfully, so as to speak the minds of their people alaways.
The group's stance was contained in a statement by its coordinator, Commodore Folusho Daniels, sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, June 18.
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