Kogi Governorship: KER Task Traditional Rulers on Power Rotation

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A socio-political group, Kogi Equity Roundtable (KER), has called on members of the state’s traditional council to put heads together and work towards institutionalization of rotation of governorship seat in Kogi polity.

In a statement signed by prominent members of the group: Pastor Stanley Ajileye, Director General; Dr. Onaji Frank, Secretary and Alh. Suleiman Ganiyu Ozi Odugba, Publicity Secretary, the group requested the council of traditional rulers in the state to support the agitation for power rotation which KER spare-headed since its formation in 2014.

According to the statement made available to newsmen in Lokoja, the state’s capital, the group noted that politics is a volatile adventure, and deliberate injection of a structure of internal democracy is a necessity, for fairness and ameliorate acrimony.

The statement stressed further that traditional fathers are in vantage position, by the stool they occupy, to spare head the lobby for power rotation in the state.

Kogi Equity Roundtable, whose membership cuts across the three senatorial districts of the state, said in the spirit of fairness, the governorship seat should deliberately rotate to the Western senatorial district of the state after the successful completion of the second term of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello, who is from Kogi Central.

“God has been magnanimous to Kogi East, He made them govern the state for 17 unbroken years; and to central who is completing its second term. It will be fair to willfully allow governorship seat rotate to Kogi West for the sake of posterity,” the statement emphasized.

Kogi Equity Roundtable further admonished the traditional fathers to send a delegate of prominent members of its council to Governor Bello, to present this position of KER.; just as it proposed a meeting with all aspirants from Kogi West to be selfless in the pursuit of their aspirations.

The group hinted that on its part, it is rolling out plans for a scheduled meeting with stakeholders from across the state.

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