Updated: Confusion as Governor Bello sacks all commissioners and 21 council administrators, reverses decision immediately
There was confusion in Kogi state on Sunday, March 11, as the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, reportedly fired all his commissioners, members of the executive council as well as the 21 administrators of the local government areas. Few minutes later, however, Governor Bello reversed the decision.
Premium Times reports that Bello’s action was announced by the governor at an ongoing meeting he held with all political appointees at the Government House,waq4c5q222222221 Lokoja, the state capital.
The report quoted a source as saying the governor directed all the 15 commissioners and 21 local government administrators to submit the keys to their official vehicles to the Secretary to State Government (SSG). According to the report, the source who was not named, quoted Bello as saying new commissioners and administrators are to be announced immediately. CRESTNEWSNG.com earlier reported that the governor had been in a running battle with Senator Dino Melaye. In a recent report, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district in the National Assembly, accused Governor Yahaya Bello of importing security gadgets without approval from the National Security Adviser (NSA), as demanded by the law.
Melaye, who made the accusation at the Senate’s plenary on Thursday, March 8, said he had enough proof to show that the items were imported unknowing to the NSA.
CRESTNEWSNG.com also reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the alleged linking of the ruling party and Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, is saying more about the party’s desperation a 2019 elections near. In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday, March 10, asked the presidency to investigate the Kogi state governor who was linked to the alleged importation by Senator Dino Melaye.