By Chuks Ekpeneru
Members of Kogi State House of Assembly have passed a motion calling on Governor Yahaya Bello to contest the 2023 Presidential election.
The assembly members in a unanimous resolution on the floor of the House in Lokoja, Wednesday said GYB has performed very well since he assumed office in 2016.
The motion was moved by the majority leader of the House, Hon. Hassan Abdullahi.
Governor Bello is currently into his second term in Office.
The resolution by the state legislators follows the call on the governor by his commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo on the governor to contest the 2023 presidential election. The governor would be finishing his second term in February 2024.
The resolution reads: “We, the Right Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members of the Kogi state House of Assembly upon due deliberation of proper motion therefore, do hereby unanimously make and pass a Vote of Confidence on His Excellency, hovernor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
“That this Vote of Confidence is founded upon irrefutable and irreducible incidents of Governor Yahaya Bello’s leadership as the 4th Executive Governor of Kogi State, for a reference period spanning 27th January, 2016 till date, during which he has demonstrated uncommon Courage, Capacity and Competence at his duty post, even in the face of the most daunting odds.”
They said the governor has ensured the security of the state.
“Yahaya Bello, has been exceptional in Security, protection of lives and properties across our joint and several constituencies – a key performance indicator, if not the most crucial, for leadership at all levels in Nigeria today. “Under his watch, Kogi state has been transformed from the kidnap capital of Nigeria outside the embattled North East, into a polity where abduction of humans for ransom, along with other violent crimes like armed robbery and the formerly ubiquitous herdsmen scourge, have become mere opportunistic aberrations.
“That this, at various times, culminated in Kogi State ranking as the second most peaceful state in the federation and the most peaceful in the North. ” In the same vein, Kogi has been rated the State with the second lowest crime rate in the country under Yahaya Bello’s watchful leadership,” they said.