A former Commissioner for Information, Dr. Tom Ohikere, has berated those propagating idea of retaining Kogi state governorship seat in the central senatorial district.
In a statement issued on Monday, Ohikere said the “perverse argument and the futility plan for power stay in Kogi Central senatorial district is a RHETORIC of EVIL.”
Ohikere, a chieftain and founding leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, said the “argument is perhaps the most damaging to the strength of Kogi Central in power negotiation and the modest achievement already recorded by the GYB-led administration.”
He wondered why the Govenor Yahaya Bello (GYB) team want to continue to live in mistakes.
“Instead of learning from the mistakes of the 16 years of Igala dominance, GYB’s team want to continue living in mistakes, deliberately forgetting that the best thing to do at times like this is to learn from mistakes.
“Effective governance cannot be limited to just infrastructural and service delivery but the necessary feelings of amity and inclusion. Such feelings and spirit no doubt accelerates development by spurring commitment and devotion to the common good.
“The only way we can entrench the spirit of fraternity, equality and freedom in our beloved state, is by allowing the fortuitous rotation of power run its full course through the deliberate decision of all men and women of goodwill for the balance, smooth and progressive governance and development of Kogi state.
“Therefore submit that power should and must rotate to Kogi west in 2023 for the much-desired stability of the state,” he said.
Ohikere argued that Kogi West, like other senatorial districts in the state, parades appreciable array of excellent minds that can effectively shoulder the burden of lifting the state to even greater heights.