PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO MEETS LEADERSHIP OF KOGI STATE APC STAKEHOLDERS’ FORUM
At the instance of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, the leadership of the Kogi state APC stakeholders Forum led by Senator (Dr) Alex Kadiri held an interactive session today, Sunday, June 23 at the Kogi state liaison, Asokoro, Abuja.
At the meeting, Governor Yahaya Bello harped on the need for reconciliation in the Kogi state chapter of the party and for the unity amongst members. He urged both sides in the protracted party dispute to resolve their differences and move forward as one united political party.
Speaking on behalf of the Kogi State Stakeholders’ Forum, Senator Alex Kadiri made two demands:
First, that the state government should take steps to pay outstanding salaries and pension to workers and pensioners respectively so as to cushion the prolonged hardship they have been experiencing in the state.
Secondly, Dr Kadiri drew the attention of the governor to the non-implementation of the reports of the two reconciliatory committees led separately by Prince Tony Momoh and General Garba (Rtd), set up by Chief John Odigie Oyegun, the former National Chairman of the party.
He also reminded the Governor that the resolutions reached during the interactive session with Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo before the last general elections remained unimplemented.
Therefore, he urged the Governor to take time to read these reports as a basis for further genuine reconciliatory discussion.
Senator (Dr) Alex Kadiri
Chairman, Kogi State APC Stakeholders Forum