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Kogi Assembly plans law on power rotation in state

Kogi Assembly plans law on power rotation in state

The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Aliyu Umar Yusuf has said the House of Assembly will make a law to ensure power rotation among the senatorial zones in the state.

Umar states this on Thursday when he received the Kogi West Ododo/Joel Campaign Council led by its director general, Mr. Funsho Olumoko, a press statement signed by the chief press secretary, Yabagi Mohammed, said.

Power rotation was a major issue in the last election. The three senatorial zones in the state are Kogi West, Kogi East and Kogi Central.

But according to the statement, the speaker noted that members of the state House of Assembly have commenced discussion on the matter to sponsor a bill that will give legislative framework to the rotational system so as to give all senatorial districts in the state a sense of belonging.

He commended stakeholders in Kogi West for working for the victory of Alhaji Usman Ododo and stressed the need to interface with all that contested from the Western Senatorial District, for the good of the area.

Other members, Princess Omotayo Adeleye-Ishayo representing Ijumu, that of Mopa/Amuro, Olawumi Jacob, Bin-Ebaiya Shehu Tijjani (BEST) of Lokoja I and Idrees Aliyu, Kogi Kotonkarfe State Constituency commended the speaker for uniting members to deliver the ruling party in the just concluded Gubernatorial election.

Earlier, the DG of Kogi West Ododo/Joel Campaign Council, Mr. Funsho Olumoko, noted that the visit was to thank the speaker and members of the House from the Senatorial District for their encouragement and support during the last electioneering campaign.

He said the campaign council acknowledged the humility and contributions of the speaker in helping to ensure victory for the party at the polls.

The director general thanked the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and leadership of the party for the privilege given him to serve, adding that stakeholders in Kogi West must come together to support the incoming administration.

On his part, the State Security Adviser, retired Commander Jerry Omodara underscored the need for unity among all and sundry in the Senatorial District.


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Faruk Khalil
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Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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