Olawale Ibrahim , Lokoja
Following the agitation by some elements in Lokoja threatening to take over the position of the Speaker From okun people, a group,the Okun Rebirth Organization ORO has warned that any attempt by some shenanigans parading themselves under the name Lokoja Critical Stakeholders LCS not cause political crisis.
The group further threatening that any attempt to make further comment on wanting to take the Speakership position from where it currently resides, would lead to the area agitating and taking the Ministerial slot given to Lokoja.
The President of Okun Rebirth Organization, Zaccheaus Dare Michael, made this known in a strong worded statement while reacting to a statement titled, ” Why Lokoja Must Retrieve Kogi Assembly Speakership” described those behind the write up as insane.
He described the statement as coming from smelling mouths by those who don’t understand politics, warned those behind the statement to make a withdrawal, as the ministerial slot to Lokoja would be taken from them if they don’t thread with caution because of their ignorance.
The Okun Rebirth Organization described the cry of marginalization as stated in the write up by the group as a figment of their imagination, said the Lokoja Critical Stakeholders should find out what it means to be marginalized.
According to Barr. Dare, while the present speaker and the people of Kabba, Okun people in general where working to ensure victory for the APC, he wants the Lokoja Critical Stakeholders to ask what there contributions was to the APC in the last general and governorship election, described them as ingrates and political never do well.
Dare lamented that is laughable at the claim that people conspired against Rt Hon. Umar Imam as speaker, said having seen the shallowness in the composition of those who make up Lokoja Critical Stakeholders, said they have betrayed who they are as political beggars, seeking relevance where there is none.
While describing the leadership of Rt Hon. Mathew Kolawole as one that has helped stabilized the Kogi State Assembly, lamented that for people who claimed to love the APC as they claim, wondered how they could be praying and thinking of the annulment of the Kogi Governorship election, all for their selfishness.
According to the President Okun Rebirth Organization, the governorship election was won clean and clear, with everyone having at his finger tips the contributions of Rt Hon. Mathew Kolawole, in Kabba Bunu, asked the APC in Lokoja to show boldly how they won their election.
While insisting that the loyalty of the Speaker to the governor is never in doubt, described the few miscreants parading themselves as Lokoja Critical Stakeholders and their sponsors as cowards who expect the lawmakers to be at logger head with the Executives for no just cause.
The Okun Rebirth Organization denied the allegation that the speaker is the governor’s stooge, described Prince Mathew Kolawole as a very independent man, with the growth and development of the state as his primary goal while serving as speaker.
Barr. Dare urged the stakeholders if they ever exist to take a retrospection and asked what and where their problems lies rather than chasing shadows all in the name of wanting to be speaker.
The whole world is aware that the three key position currently in Kogi west namely ministerial position, speaker and SSG is spread across the three federal constituency, lamented that the stakeholders have allowed ambition to becloud their sense of reasoning and judgment.
The group warned that it would spare no kid’s gloves anymore in taking on pseudo elements, who would want to malign the person of the current speaker, all in an attempt to rock the boat, when it is an acknowledged fact that the state in the present arrangement is enjoying peace and tranquility.
According to the Okun Rebirth Organization it would beam it Searchlite on those fingered as likely sponsors of the write up, pointing out that ” we know those who cannot write their names who want to be speaker,” and would not allow for the sake of politics allow the good name and credentials earned academically and in service by the current speaker be rubbish on the alter of politics.