‘Don’t Marginalize Igala People’, Kogi East Elders Beg New Governor Yahaya Bello


A group, the Kogi East Elders Council (KEEC), has urged Governor Yahaya Bello to keep the historical bonds that unite ethnic groups in Kogi State dating back to the Kabba Province.

The group, in a statement yesterday in Lokoja, said the tragedy of maladministration, which characterised the state since its creation, was at the expense of ethnic groups and communities, including , especially Igala people in Kogi East, who were perceived to have dominated the political scene.

In the statement by Senator Ahmadu Ali, Chief Gabriel Aduku, AVM Saluhu Atawodi (rtd) and Mr. Alphonsus Alhassan, the body said contrary to perception, orchestrated propaganda and insinuations, Kogi East people accepted the inevitability of power shift “and this accounted for the support delegates from the zone gave to the Ebira and Yoruba during the 2014 Constitutional Conference where the two ethnic groups canvassed power shift.”

Credit: The Nation

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