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Bello has destroyed Kogi, says Ogbeha

Bello has destroyed Kogi, says Ogbeha
August 22
05:43 2017

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elder Senator Tunde Ogbeha has reflected on governance in Kogi State, saying that Governor Yahaya Bello has destroyed the Confluence State.

He lamented the lack of infrastructural development, non-payment of workers’ salaries and general insensitivity of public welfare by the governor, stressing that the administration has inflicted much pains on the people.

Ogbeha, retired Brigadier-General and former governor of Edo and Akwa Ibom states, spoke on the style of the governor and the controversy surrounding tenure. He also spoke on the future of the PDP, both in Kogi and at the national level.

The party elder predicted that the party will bounce back to power in Kogi because the people have rejected the governor and his poor performance.

Ogbeha said the opposition party can also reclaim power at the centre, if party leaders jettison the culture of imposition and impunity.

He described the APC-led administration in Kogi as a disaster, adding: “Though we are not campaigning, the present APC administration is campaigning on our behalf. Its performance is a disaster. It is a story of woes. They are just begging us to come to their rescue. There is a very high hope that the PDP will bounce back in Kogi.

“The governor has not been paying the salaries of workers. There is lack of infrastructural development. The governor lacks human compassion. Many people are dying as a result of the action and inaction of the present government in Kogi State.”

Ogbeha also predicted a bright future for the PDP at the national level, saying that the party will reclaim power, if the imposition and other forms of impunity are not allowed to mar the selection process, ahead of the next elections.

He said future party primaries must be free, fair, and just, stressing that the emergence of popular and credible candidates will be satisfactory to members.

Ogbeha added: “The PDP will bounce back, if there is no imposition and impunity. At the next convention, popular and credible candidates will emerge by consensus, not by imposition and impunity. The present leadership is capable of organising a good convention that will foster those values.”

The former governor said the party should also be committed to its zoning arrangement, adding that, if it is sustained, the national chairman will come from the South, if the presidency is zoned to the North.

Ogbeha said: “The National Working Committee (NWC) will emerge through popular consensus. Justice must be observed. Thus, the national convention is bound to be successful because the values of the party are restored.”

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