Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The House of Assembly member representing Lokoja ll , State Constituency, Honorable Idris Ndako has absolved himself of any complicity over the alleged petition forwarded to House of Assembly to remove Olu Oworo.
Idako who was reacting to allegation of being the mastermind of the Petition against the traditional ruler, Olu Oworo , Mallam Mohammed Adoga Baiyerohi and crisis rocking Oworoland at a press briefing in Lokoja on Monday, explained he would never be a party to such obnoxious move ,but rather support what is right for his people who had voted for him twice to represent them at Kogi State House of Assembly .
According to him, as representative of his people in the Kogi State House of Assembly he was mandated by the the Constitution of federal Republic of Nigeria to articulate ,present bills and motions that may bring socio-economic development to his constituency as well as bring before the House complaints and problems that may be inimical to their communities.
Idako added that this was exactly he did on 20th February ,2020 when received on behalf of the people which addressed to the speaker and members of the House, noting that by that singular act ,he has not done anything wrong because that is what the constitution demand from him as their representative in the current government.
The lawmaker also lamented that the traditional ruler had castigated him in a press release ,stressing that he has no option than to defend himself and expose the traditional ruler unholy practices in the district which are very glaring and known to an average Oworo person.
He stressed that the House of Assembly is at liberty to take appropriate measures to deal with the matter at hand and their recommendation gets final approval of the state government , saying that it is not for him to determine the out come of the petition sent to the house by Iwo Masi ruling houses.
He also alleged that the royal father was partisan ,noting that Mallam Mohammed Adoga Baiyerohi used his exalted position as the traditional ruler to work against all progressive policies of the government in the state and worked, supported the opposition party in his domain .
“The issue of land ownership raised by Olu Oworo and his foot soldiers did not come me as surprise . If you could recall on 3rd January 2014 ,Mallam Baiyerohi sued my ancestral community ,Isegba Felele Obah in his dirty attempt for his land grabbing by using falsehood and distortion of facts claiming that the original I habitant of the land he has in mind to take over have been out from the surface of the earth as result of epidemic that invaded the land many years ago “, he stated.
The lawmaker posited that the current occupier of Olu Oworo has initiated crises in various Oworo communities for his selfish interest which has brought disunity and lack of development to the district, adding that virtually all communities in Oworo land have been engulfed in one crisis or the other to some reasons filed at House of Assembly by Iwo Masi ruling houses who are demanding for his sack or dethronement in no distant time .