Written by Austine ELEMUE

Whatever Buhari believes in, I believe – Kogi gov

Governor Yahaya Bello has stated that whatever President Muhammadu Buhari believes in, that is what he believes in.

The governor, who was answering question from State House Correspondent last Friday in Abuja, on whether he believes in the Senator Bola Tinubu-led committee on reconciling aggrieved APC members said; “Of course. Whatever Mr. President believes in, his judgement and his wisdom I believe in him. And I believe in his ability to bring all party members together.”

Bello, who has stirred controversy on the planned sale of Kogi state owned assets in Abuja, explained that there was no going back on the sale, insisting that the people of the state were happy with his decision and not some ‘so-called elite in Abuja.’

“Well, to them you call it important but to us it is not important. It is not important because they are tying down the capital and good money of state that would have been used for other developmental projects. You don’t have an important project that is not adding values whatsoever to the lives of the people of Kogi State. And such projects can be converted and used to solve the problems that you are confronted with today. “We are in deficit of road infrastructure, schools are in shambles, hospitals and the rest of them. So, why keeping an asset that is not yielding any value all in the name of this is Kogi asset instead of using it for what will benefit the people more and add value to the system.

“You see, this is politics playing but we will not be deterred by some uninformed so-called elites that are here in Abuja making noise. Let them come to Kogi State and compare the two years of my stewardship with previous administrations, then they will know that they are completely off the track. I think the people of Kogi State are with me and appreciate the much we are doing,” Bello said.

On the proposed arrangement as decided by the National Assembly, the governor said it was in order and should be embraced.

He said: “I so much appreciate this. I think if you observe critically what happened in the last election where Mr. President was elected along with other members of National the Assembly. Then we called it Buhari Tsunami; where the good, the bad and the ugly were all put together and elected. It is either going to be in their interest that the Buhari Tsunami will return them or everybody will be on his or her own. Let Buhari return and let Nigerians select the good ones out of the bad ones to return to the National Assembly. Whichever order it comes this upcoming general elections I can assure you that Mr. President will win landslide and the good ones will return to the National Assembly.”



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