By Umar Salam.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has fired back at critics of his government after picking his governorship nomination and expression of interest form at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday.
The governor who became the first aspirant to pick the 2019 Kogi guber form in the party, stated that those accusing him of underperforming do not live in Kogi State.
Governor Bello while addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari would soon visit Kogi State to commission projects which according to him, “litters everywhere across the three senatorial districts” of the state.
“When you talk of anybody accusing me of not delivering on our mandate or dividends of democracy to the people of Kogi State, they are probably those who are living outside Kogi State. If they are actually living in Kogi State, if they cannot see it, they will feel it, because if I start to list all that I have achieved in Kogi State, I do not think 24 hours will be enough for me. But I can say it that Kogi State used to be a haven for criminality, kidnapping, armed robbery, thuggery and the rest – these things are becoming things of the past. That is number one.
“Number two, if you talk of infrastructure, it litters everywhere across the three senatorial districts. In weeks ahead, Mr. President will be in Kogi State to commission projects. Again, one other very important achievement is the unity that you see today. The issue of marginalisation has become a thing of the past because we are running an all-inclusive government. Any person that is parading that we did nothing, that person is a diaspora person”, he said.