KOGI STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKERSHIP : The Dynamics and Way Forward

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AN APPEAL TO HIS EXCELLENCY ALHAJI YAHAYA ADOZA BELLO THE 4TH EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF KOGI STATE AND CHIEF EDWARD DAVID ONOJA THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE GOVERNOR TO CONSIDER YAGBA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY FOR THE POSITION OF THE SPEAKER ( KSHA)

We the good people of Yagba Federal Constituency which makes up the 3 local government namely; Yagba East, Yagba West and Mopamuro wants to use this medium to thank His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello the 4th Executive Governor of kogi state and by the special grace of Almighty Allah the 5th Executive Governor of kogi state, the chief of staff Edward David Onoja and all the New Direction Team for the impactful Projects of the New Direction Team which are the Omi Rice Mill cited in Yagba West local government, water Projects, GYB model school,roads Projects, appointment given to all the Yagba sons and daughters in the New Direction Team and other projects which Our People are really enjoying them.

Those projects meet both immediate and long needs of our people and we are very grateful.

Since the inception of Kogi state under the past regimes Yagba People never had it this good and it is a worthy of note that the New Direction Government has given Our Constituency, Yagba Sense of belonging in all ramifications.

His Excellency, chief of staff we the good people of Yagba Federal Constituency are still appealing to you to consider Yagba East local government for the position of the speakership in Kogi state house of Assembly because historically Yagba East local government have not been opportuned to fill the position of the speaker
We believe the New Direction Team is anchored on transparency, equity, fairness and Justice which this administration have made as a priority.
It becomes Paramount to identify the names and the LGA of those that had occupied the position of the Speaker Kogi state house of Assembly

1) Abdullahi A. Musa (Lokoja II) Feb 1992-Nov 1993.
Mohammed Angulu Umar (KK) June 1999- Oct 2000.
3) Abdullahi A. Dangana (Lokoja II) Oct 2000- Mar. 2002
4) Hon. Emmanuel Segun Simoyan (Yagba West), Mar. 2002-May 2003
5) Rt. Hon. Umar Buba Jibril, (Lokoja I), 2003-2005
6) Late Hon. Mohammed I. Saba. (Lokoja II) 2005-2006
7) Hon. Usman A. Sulaiman (KK) 2006-2007.
8) Rt. Hon. Clarence Olafemi (Mopamuro), 2007-2011
Rt. Hon. Umar Imam (Lokoja I) 2016- Aug. 2017.
9) Rt. Hon Mathew O. Kolawole (Kabba-Bunu) Aug 2017-Date.

Ijumu LGA has been in the senate for 12years now plus another 4years loading we think that is why they have not been consider for the position of speaker Kogi State house of Assembly.

Now that we have a second time house of assembly member from Yagba East LGA out of the three LGA from Kogi West namely,Lokoja ll who has occupied it.

From the above his Excellency and the chief of staff it is very glaring that Yagba East local government was not involved.

Sirs,we will appreciate it if Our agitation is considered because it is devoid of sentiments or bigot but based on truth and antecedents.

Even during the era of Our great leader Late prince Abubakar Audu the Secretary to the state governor was from Yagba west also the speaker Kogi state house of Assembly then was from the Same Yagba West with many Juicy positions.

Your name will not clean from the history of Yagba East if you can help us to balance it his Excellency and the chief of staff.

It was evident in the last Election that some people involved in anti party activities but in Yagba Federal Constituency there is nothing like anti party which we believe by the special grace of God Almighty Our stolen mandate will be reclaim.

It is worthy to note that Yagba Federal Constituency has 3 local government with 34 Ward’s compared to other places in Okunland and it is another voting strength for your Re-election his Excellency

We are not saying any appointees should be sack because there is differences between elected and appointed officials.

The appointees are in the Executive arm while the position of the Speaker is from the legislative arm.

For instance when Rt honourable Kolawole the present Speaker was considered for the position was any appointees from the Same local government sacked?

We are happy to bring to your notice that nobody from Yagba Federal Constituency is agitating for Governor compared to other constitency in Okunland.

Our APC is more stronger in Yagba Federal Constituency compared to other places where the opposition claimed they are stronger.
Yagba Federal Constituency APC is very strong compared to other places in Okunland.

His Excellency succinctly look at Kabba bunu/Ijumu federal Constituency they have been in the position of senator for 12 year’s and another 4 years loading which will make it 16 years and our candid prayer is that Our stolen mandate will be reclaim soon.
Although Ijumu local government have benefitted alot being in senate for long now and from the same Constituency which is Kabba-bunu local government we have the Speaker Kogi state house of Assembly.
Which means the Constituency is holding both Senate and Speaker Kogi state house of Assembly and Yagba Federal Constituency never benefitted them.

For more clarification for those who are talking about sacking,when the present Speaker was considered for the position of the speaker, how many Commissioners, SA’s or SSA’s was sacked from the Same local government or federal Constituency?

We want to assure the New Direction Team and APC that we are going to work assiduously for the emergence of his Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello come November 16th.

Conclusively we are still appealing to his Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, the Chief of staff Edward David Onoja and all concerned to consider Yagba federal Constituency for Speaker as the people of Yagba Federal Constituency will never take this for granted and it will be uphold with all sincerity and trust.

Thank you very much his Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, chief David Edward Onoja and to all concerned as we humbly awaits the manifestation of this our appeal.

Voice Of Yagba People.

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