Group canvasses retention of governorship position in Kogi Central 




Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Kogi state, a pressure group, Kogi West Vision initiatives, has declared their support for the retention of the governorship position to the central senatorial district of the state in the spirit of ‘Ebigo Agenda’.

EBIGO is an acronym for EBIRA, IGALA and OKUN. This is what EBIGO stands for. The EBIGO Agenda should come in form of 16/16/16. This is equity, justice and fairness.

The support was contained  in a statement made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday signed by the President and Secretary General of the group, Chief Babajide Olorunmaiye and Arch. Oluwasegun Thomas respectively.

The group charged the  people of Kogi West senatorial district to support the efforts of Governor Yahaya Bello to institutionalize equity, justice and fairness in the governance of the state.

According to the statement, the Igalas ethnic group has occupied the governorship position for sixteen  years, noting that the entire state since 2016 have been supporting the Ebiras to equally complete their own sixteen years, saying after the turn of Ebiras,  power would then shift to the western senatorial district (Okun) who will also hold sway for sixteen years.

“We in Kogi West Vision Initiatives  aligned with the recent position of the Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole on the need to allow an Ebira successor of Governor Yahaya Bello so as to enable the central senatorial district complete their fair share of EBIGO Agenda” the statement said.

The group commended governor Yahaya Bello for the ongoing execution  of projects aimed at developing the state.

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