The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has revealed why he ordered the outgoing political office holders in the state to submit election results in their polling unit from the last election.
The Governor stated that he ordered them to submit the results for research and planning purposes and not for revenge as widely reported.
Bello in a statement through his spokesperson, Kingsley Fanwo, reacted to the memo circulating calling on political office holders to submit the election results of their Polling Units.
Fanwo while speaking with newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital, stated that the tone generated by the memo was unnecessary.
Bello’s spokesperson stated that their attention has been drawn to the memo illegally circulated on the social media and the meaning read into the memo.
He said, “We wish to make it clear that the memo was nothing but a routine data collation for the purposes of research and planning. It has nothing to do with the falsetto of falsehood that the memo was aimed at political vendetta.”
“The Governor has intrinsic confidence in his outgoing aides as people of impeccable loyalty to the development of our dear State. Their incredible contributions to the electoral success of the Governor and the All Progressives Congress are not in doubt.”
“Our research office will collate all the results and analyze them for planning. All the three Senatorial Districts gallantly stood in defence of our EBIGO concept as they saw a bigger picture of a united Kogi State.”
He challenged some individuals for attributing the memo as a disagreement between the governor and the political office holder.
Fanwo stated that its the plan of the opposition party to discredit the victory of APC in the November 16 election.
“We know they have been striving to justify their historic failure at the polls. They said we were violent when they were the real perpetrators of violence. Their next line is to cause dissatisfaction among APC leaders and members, a plan which is dead on arrival”, he said.