President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with Kogi traditional rulers led by the Attah of Igala land, Michael A. Oboni.
Speaking on behalf of the Kogi Council of Traditional rulers, Solomon Owoniyin, the Obaro of Kabba, Chairman of the Okun Council of Obas, declared that the team presented three requests, including an upgrade in the status of the Minister representing the state, as well as presentation of Yahaya Bello for endorsement as the state Governor for a second term
The traditional rulers said they were at the Presidential Villa to congratulate President Buhari as well as reconfirm their endorsement of Yahaya Bello for second term in office
“Some people in social media say we are playing politics. We are being realistic. Our people at home had already endorsed Yahaya Bello, ours is to reconfirm that endorsement,” Owoniyin said.
“Our status in the Federal Executive Council has to change. We need the position of a full Minister, including giving us the position of Minister of Finance and not Minister of State,” he added.