Mr. Yahaya Bello, the executive governor of Kogi State begs different factions in the State Executive Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress Party (APC), in Kogi State to embrace reconciliation in order to win the coming gubernatorial election billed to hold on November 16.
Recall that the Kogi State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC), splitted into two factions over Governor Yahaya Bello’s bid for re-election ahead of the State’s governorship poll billed to hold on November 16 due to gross incompetence in office.
The split came on the heels of alleged adoption of Governor Yahaya Bello by the State chapter of the APC, a move that is being resisted by a faction led by the secretary of the APC, Salam Tom Adejoh.
However Bello trying to find a safe landing in the coming party primary pleads with the different factions to embrace reconciliation in order to win.
The statement by the party spokesperson, jibril Abu, on Sunday, revealed the outcome of the meeting.
The statement reads in part: “At the meeting, Governor Yahaya Bello harped on the need for reconciliation in the Kogi state chapter of the party and for the unity amongst members.
“He urged both sides in the protracted party dispute to resolve their differences and move forward as one united political party.
“Speaking on behalf of the Kogi State Stakeholders’ Forum, Senator Alex Kadiri made two demands:
“First, that the state government should take steps to pay outstanding salaries and pension to workers and pensioners respectively so as to cushion the prolonged hardship they have been experiencing in the state.
“Secondly, Dr Kadiri drew the attention of the governor to the non-implementation of the reports of the two reconciliatory committees led separately by Prince Tony Momoh and General Garba (Rtd), set up by Chief John Odigie Oyegun, the former National Chairman of the party.
“He also reminded the Governor that the resolutions reached during the interactive session with Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo before the last general elections remained unimplemented.
“Therefore, he urged the Governor to take time to read these reports as a basis for further genuine reconciliation.”