Kogi Elders’ Forum expresses confidence in Wada’s administration


Gov. Idris Wada

Retired Lt.-Gen. Slihu Ibrahim, the Chairman of Kogi Elders’ Forum, said that the forum had utmost confidence that Gov. Idris Wada’s administration would ensure good governance in the state. He said this on Monday in Lokoja, while addressing a press conference.

Ibrahim said that “some elders who are speaking from Abuja are not on the ground; they did not represent the interests of the people of the state??.

The former Chief of Army Staff described such leaders as
“self-styled”, adding that they were not even members of the Kogi PDP Elders Forum and therefore advised them to stop “spreading falsehood through the media.

“The allegations of the so-called PDP elders are unfounded and baseless; they constitute an attempt to misinform the people. These people should rather join hands with the governor to move the state forward, instead of fighting him,” he said.

Ibrahim said that the Kogi Elders’ Forum was ready to enter into dialogue with any aggrieved individual or group. He noted that the Wada-administration had been using the relative peace in Kogi to prepare grounds for the transformation of the state.

Ibrahim stressed that 11 months were not enough to appraise the performance of the administration.
It would be recalled that some members of the Abuja-based Kogi PDP Elders Forum petitioned President Goodluck Jonathan, alleging that Wada was not competent enough to govern the state.
The group, which sent copies of the petition to the national PDP headquarters and the National Assembly, alleged that the governor could not point to any tangible project in the state, after almost a year in office. It called on Jonathan to wade into the matter to salvage the people of the state.

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