The ongoing crisis rocking the Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has taken a new dimension as some aggrieved members have called for the immediate resignation of the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and his deputy, Simon Achuba.
It could be recalled that a factional group had earlier written the party chairman, accusing Bello of returning power to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, through the back door, alleging that all the 45 appointments made so far by the Governor were from the PDP.
Speaking with newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital, Ben Adaji, a member of the party, accused the governor of rendering the party hierarchy useless in the scheme of things in the state.
He said it would do the governor better to honorably resign, since the platform on which he rode to power had passed a vote of no confidence in him.
Adaji added that with the vote of no confidence coming from the party, Bello no longer had the moral justification to continue to lead the state.
He stated, “What we are saying is that if the platform he claims he represents, the platform he claims brought him to power, will go to the public to disown him and pass a vote of no confidence in him, he has no justification to remain on that seat as governor; he should resign. Alhaji Yahaya Bello should resign honourably and allow the party in Kogi State to function as it is in other states of the federation.
“It is evident that Yahaya Bello has nothing to offer the people of Kogi State. His three months sojourn as governor has clearly exposed him that he is incompetent; he lacks the capability and the technical knowhow to lead this state. We should not allow Kogi State to die.
“That is why as stakeholders in the APC in Kogi State, we are calling on Yahaya Bello to resign honourably because the platform he claimed brought him to power has said he is not capable of leading them; that means he is not capable of leading the people of Kogi State.”
Adaji added that the governor had, in the last three months, been collecting the allocation due to the state without anything on the ground to show for it, describing his tenure so far as a disaster to the party.