The people of Dekina /Bassa Federal Constituency, Kogi State have passed a vote of no confidence on the member representing their constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Okolo, describing his election as a “wasted mandate”.
The Executives Secretary of Kogi Renaissance Group, Usman Okai Austin who spoke on behalf of the constituency, lamented the non-performance of the lawmaker.
“Our constituency is under-represented and we cannot continue to close our eyes at this very critical moment of Igala political history were silence is not golden. We are disturbed with the continuous absence of the lawmaker in the green chambers of National Assembly.
“The good people of Dekina/Bassa feel betrayed and that his constituency has suffered a great deal from his poor representation because he is absent in the scheme of thing in the National Assembly.
“He has also lost contact with the good people of his Constituency. His voice has not been heard over the kidnapping and the Fulani Herdsmen crisis that has taken over Okura axis of his constituency. Sadly, many of our people don’t even know the community he belongs to .
“We therefore demand for his immediate recall to allow the good people of Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency source for a quality representation. Benjamin Ikani Okolo is a fatal error.
“We have not started feeling his impact as our representative from this local government. He has only been good to himself . When you talk of representatives with quality he is below zero .
The group thinks he is a self-serving man, and that he was elected in error, therefore, the Renaissance Group has subscribed to his recall process from the House of Representatives.