The Igala Vanguard, a sociocultural group on Saturday urged Yahaya Bello, the Governor of Kogi state, to reconcile with Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west. The group said the pair’s continued feud is an embarrassment to the state.
It urged the leaders to put aside their differences and concentrate on good governance promised the electorates in their party manifesto.
According to the group, rural dwellers want good access roads, jobs, drinkable water; students want steady academic calendars just as patients want a functional hospitals and state workers want regular payment of salaries.
They urged the leaders to work in synergy with other elected officials for the development of the state which would be a legacy for up coming generations.
Also, the group urged Bello to immortalise late Abubakar Audu, who has ”lived, worked and laid down his life for the Kogi project.” In a statement released by the convener of the group, Lawrence Akpa, it stated that Audu also contributed immensely to the growth and development of the All Progressive Congress, APC, and democracy in the state.
It also said that the victory at the 2015 state governorship polls was a reflection of the people’s confidence in late Audu’s leadership style.
The group also canvassed support for the victims of the deadly Kogi attacks allegedly carried out by herdsmen saying that the survivors are left without camps or relief material to cushion the effects.