Agitation for power rotation gathers momentum
Ahead of Kogi State governorship election in November, Kogi Youth Ambassadors (KYA) has appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to allow power to shift to Kogi West for equity and fairness.
The Coordinator, Abdulsalami Ozianda, made the call at a press conference organised by the group, yesterday.
According to him, the group is a movement established since 2005 to liberate Kogi youth, women and children, as well as to serve as peace ambassadors, adding that it has begun the advocacy to avoid mutual distrust.
Noting that power rotation would engender togetherness, sense of belonging and justice, the group said, “the call for power rotation has become imperative for the state to maintain peace and tranquility.”
The group, which has reportedly been clamouring for rotation of the governorship position since the state’s creation in 1991, explained that Kogi East Senatorial District had governed the state for about 16 years, with Kogi Central currently taking its turn with Bello.
Kogi, said the spokesman, is a mini Nigeria, and that without rotation, fairness and justice would be sacrificed for peaceful coexistence.
The youth urged the stakeholders to identify credible and competent persons with the capacity and competence to develop and move the state to the next level after Bello, while praising the governor for his achievements.
They appealed to all the registered political parties in the state to imbibe the call for power rotation, for peace, unity, progress and justice.
KYA said it has put in place a lot of strategies towards sensitisation to realise a governor of Kogi West extraction.
Aside sensitisation, the group disclosed that it is equally making efforts to reach all the political leaders and critical stakeholders to imbibe the call for power rotation agitation.