The leadership of the All progressive Congress, APC, in Kogi state have expressed dismay at the political state of affairs in the state, and accused the state governor, Yahaya Bello of engaging in activities that tantamount to anti-party.
The party leaders, at the end of their meeting in Abuja, also passed a vote of confidence on senator Dino Melaye who represents Kogi West in the Nigerian.
In a communique issued at the meeting, they declared total support for all the positions canvassed by Senator Dino Melaye in matters of Kogi State, saying the lawmaker took up the struggle on behalf of the good people of the State
They said it was a sad development that the state is undergoing a political bickering since the assumption of Governor Bello.
The leaders while giving approval to all the steps taken so far by the State Executive of the APC in Kogi State led by its Chairman, Haddy Ametuo, also observed that the State Government is not only in a confused state of affairs, but heading towards political cul-de-sac.
The communique reads: “The Governor Yahaya Bello’s anti-party activities led to the loss of 2 APC Senatorial seats, one House of Representatives seat and 2 State House of Assembly members’ seats to the opposition party (PDP) thereby causing a huge set-back to our Party in Kogi State.
“Those positions mentioned above were won during the 2015 elections before Alhaji Yahaya Bello joined the APC and his subsequent emergence as the Governor of Kogi State.
“The only senatorial seat left for the Kogi State APC family in the Senate is being harassed by Governor Yahaya Bello and cohorts as evidenced by the on-going charade, known as re-call exercise, which is pregnant with forgeries and absurdities.
“We are concerned that many weeks after the submission of the Chief Tony Momoh’s Reconciliation Report, the National Leadership of our Party, APC, is yet to take any step towards the implementation of its recommendations.”
While turning to the electoral body, the Independent National electoral commission, INEC, they advised it not to waste its scarce resources in sustaining the ongoing recall being allegedly perpetuated by the Government of Kogi State.
The 20 APC Kogi leaders who signed the communique were Senator Alex Kadir,
Senator Mohammed Salami Ohiare, Senator Nicholas Ugbane, Senator Dangana E Ocheja, Senator Abdulrahman Abubakar, Rt. Hon Clarance Olafemi, Rt. Hon Abdullahi Bello, Hon James A Faleke, Hon Mohammed Idris and Mohammed Audu, the son of the deceased APC governorship candidate, among others.