As Alhaji Yahaya Bello, prepares to take over as Kogi state Governor from Idris Wada, many have started reflecting on the many controversies that trailed his emergence as Governor-elect of the state. Despite the controversial drama however, well respected Kogi indigenes still think well of him. In this piece, INFORMATION NIGERIA brings to you 5 reactions from 5 prominent people in Kogi state.
1. An opinion leader from Kogi East, Alhaji Yahaya Mayanga sees Yahaya Bello as a detribalised personality who would be able to achieve the transformation that the people need at this time.
3. Mr Isiaq Ajibola, the former Managing Director of Media Trust Limited, who is on the team set up by the incoming governor to organise his inauguration, also buttressed what Alhaji Sanusi Abubakar Sanusi Gamji said. He said power shift agitation in Kogi State emanates from the doctrine of nationalist consciousness that one ethnic group or tribe in a state should not continue to dominate the leadership position of a state in a multi-ethic nation like Nigeria.
4. Alhaji Yakubu Mohammed, a former governorship aspirant in Kogi State, speaking on the emergence of Bello as governor-elect and the coming inauguration, said, “All I know is that God has given us another governor and I don’t want to look at it as the governor of power shift or the governor of Ebiraland. He is the governor of Kogi State and we should all see him as such.