‘Why Faleke should join hands with me to rebuild Kogi’
Kogi State Yahaya Bello has called on James Abiodun Faleke to join hands with him to rebuild the state. The governor admitted that the state was facing difficult times, which requires all hands to be on deck to salvage it.
Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the governor, whose election was re-affirmed by the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, said the victory was for the people of the state.
Bello, who described his victory as divine, said: “I thank God for making this (victory) possible. The judgment is a confirmation of divine ruling by God. I thank the judiciary, my party and the people of Kogi and indeed all Nigerians.
“It might interest you to note that I have extended olive branch to my opponents on several occasions and at this time, I am extending it again to my brother, James Faleke, to come and let us join hands together to lift Kogi State.
“The state was in a big mess as of the time we came on board. He should join hands with me to save the state from the claws of those who had held it down over the years.”He said with his victory, the people of the state should expect development, prosperity and good governance all the way. “Remember, I am on a divine mission and I will do nothing less than to continue to develop the state and to curb corruption, waste and mismanagement and to put the state on developmental map.”
The governor denied any disagreement with the state legislature, but admitted that there had been a misunderstanding, which he said is a normal feature of democracy.He said: “There has always been misunderstanding in every legislative house and Kogi is not an exception. “As of today, we have one united Kogi Assembly.”