Igala youth of the most populated ethnic nationality in Kogi State, has Rejected Yahaya Bello second term endorsement as governor of Kogi by the Attach of Igala. The Igala group under the aegis of the Ukomu Igala Organisation made this known by an elder Igala statesman, Engineer Samuel Safiu, during the inauguration of executives for the Kaduna chapter of the organisation, Daily Trust reports.
Omokoshaban.com learn that the group, who speak as the voice of the Igala people, said that it Igala ethnic nationality cannot support a governor who has rendered the people of the state to poverty and suffering by not paying workers’ salaries for 38 months.
He said: “The Ukomu Igala therefore, rejects in its entirety, the present situation where the governor of Kogi state would hoodwink our traditional rulers to go and endorse him before the Nigerian president. We are equally grateful for the president’s response.
“How do you expect Igala people to endorse a governor who styles himself as the white lion?
“Who goes about boasting that the average Igala man’s wife can be purchased for as little as N6,000 or a governor who brutally and senselessly boasts that no Igala man can contest the governorship with him.
“A governor who cannot fix the streets of Lokoja, the state capital?”
He said even if 10,000 thugs are monetized, Bello won’t be endorsed by the Igala people.
According to the statesman, the organisation was looking for someone who will move the state higher, whose antecedents are known to Kogites and who respects and understands the collective value of the people of the state.