It is very sad that we don’t have truthful leaders in kogi West again unlike the days of chief Awoniyi and jemibewon etc.
Senator Tunde Ogbeha was the first person to distrupt zoning arrangements when in 1999 he agreed with the leadership that he will spend one term and the senate will move to Ijumu/Kabba/Bunu federal constituency and subsequently move to yagba federal constituency.
But unfortunately out of greed and selfish intrest senator Tunde Ogbeha
reneged on the agreement and contested with the likes of General David Jemibewon and Late Arc Stephen olorunfemi from Ijumu/Kabba/Bunu Federal Constituency. Though he rigged himself to victory but that was the beginning of zoning problem in Kogi West.
Coming to the latest burning issues of senatorial chairman he selfishly want to impose Richard Akanmode on the people of ijumu against the popular choice of majority which is Prince Benson Omofe who by the constitution of the party qualify to replace late Kola Ojo from the same Ward where the position has been zoned.
Already there has been precedence.When Saleh from lokoja was the senatorial chairman he resigned and lokoja people brought Balga from the same ward with saleh as replacement. When Late Muhammad a state ex-officio died from Koto, the leadership brought his replacement from his ward.
The replacement done so far by this present executives is about 10 and their replacement has always came from the same ward where the position is vacant.
The question is why must Ijumu case be different. Richard Akanmode is from Ayetoro ward and not from Okoro Gbedde ward where the position is vacant
Even if the nomination of Omofe Benson does not please the cabal does it mean in the whole of okoro gbedde ward there’s no any other capable hands to be senatorial chairman?
When Lokoja brought Balga as replacement was there any senatorial meeting called?
Senator Ogbeha why do you want to pick a replacement for the position that didn’t come from your local government?
Why are you supporting Richard Akanmode to senatorial chairman and his brother Prince Olusola Akanmode to be National delegates, the both of them will now go for national convention at the detriment of others.
Please stop meddling into Ijumu affairs we are not an extension of Lokoja Local Government. All the local government has also been independent of choosing their representatives.
From Ijumu LGA.