Kogi Assembly Demands Apology from Senator Abaribe for Attacking Governor Yahaya Bello on Floor of the Senate
The Kogi State House of Assembly on Tuesday demanded an unreserved apology from the Senator representing Abia South, Enyinnaya Abarebe over his attacks on Governor Yahaya Bello on the floor of the Senate.
Senator Abarebe had berated Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on the floor of the Senate in a video during the Plenary of the Senate which has gone viral on social media.
The call followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Majority Leader, Abdullahi Bello on resumption of plenary after annual recess of the House.
The Majority Leader described the attack on the Governor as an attack on the Nigerian Youths particularly those in Kogi State and warned the Senator to tread with caution.
According to him, the emergence of Governor Bello in 2016 was divine, saying his reelection was as a result of his proven capacity in the area of security and infrastructure Development.
He said the Governor represents Kogi as well as youths in the country, saying any attempt to smear his reputation from any quarters will be resisted.
Seconding the Motion, the member representing Igalamela Odolu, Cosmos Atabor maintained that all claims by the Abia Senator are based on lies as the achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello since assumption of office are unmatchable.
Other members, Chief Muktar Bajeh of Okehi, Anthony Ujah Alewo of Olamaboro and Olusola Kilani of Ijumu constituency in their Contributions commended the Majority Leader for moving the motion and described the Governor as a pride to the young generation, stressing that Senator Smart Adeyemi acted well in the defence of the state.
The Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole in his ruling said legal action may be taken should the Senator refuse to apologise to the Government and people of Kogi State for his unguided comments.
Prince Kolawole noted that Governor Yahaya Bello is an Achiever who should be encouraged, stressing that it is demeaning of a personality of the status of a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to be uttering such unguided utterances on the floor of the Senate.
He advised electorates in Abia South to always look for people of proven integrity and track records with good character to vote into positions of authority, not someone who was impeached on two occasions as the Deputy Governor of Abia State.