People of the ancient town of Kabba have said that Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye was told to stay away from the Kabba Day celebration event.
Speaking during a courtesy call on Governor Yahaya Bello in Lokoja, Thursday, the Obadofin of Oweland, HRH Oba Michael Yusuf narrated how the community sent some royal fathers to prevail on Melaye to stay off the event.
According to him, “We sent some Royal Fathers and Chiefs to him to stay away when we heard he was coming to disrupt the event.
“He promised us he won’t come only to sneak into Kabba and caused the havoc that happened that day.
“We have learnt our lessons and we now know better. The event also afforded us the opportunity to know how peace-loving the Governor is.”
Also speaking, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Edward Onoja called on the Governor to continue to see the Okun people as responsible despite what happened at the Kabba Day.
According to him, “Okun land is made up of responsible and great people. The sin of one should not be visited on all.
“Since the creation of Kogi State, Kogi has never been this favored in terms of appointment into strategic and high placed positions. Okun must prove to the Governor and the current administration that they appreciate their new found relevance in the the politics and governance of Kogi State.
“The Kabba Day incident has helped the Governor to shine. People were expecting to see an arrogant Governor as misconceived by the media only to find out the real Yahaya Bello who is prepared to sacrifice anything to safeguard the lives of his people.
“There is no Administration in this state in which the Okun people have the positions of a Speaker, Secretary to the State Government and State Security Adviser all at the same time. It has been made possible by this administration. We know where we are coming from, where we are and where we are going.”
From: Dailypost newspaper