Group Advocate minority inclution in the governance structure of Kogi State.

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A group under the eges of Citizens for Equity Fairness and Justice has advocated for Kogi Central and West senatorial district to retain the governorship position of the state, saying the Eastern flank of the state has ruled the state for 16 years.

At a press conference in Lokoja on Friday, the National President of the group Mohammed Abubakar, said fairness demands that Kogi west be given the opportunity or the Kogi Central should be allowed to have another four years to enable the incumbent Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello complete his eight years to consolidate on his numerous achievements

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According to him “Number one requirement for the governance of Kogi state today is competent leadership. The second requirement in Kogi is the need for equity, fairness and justice.

“Nigeria as a country have a majority north, minority South West and another minority South East and South South, and if the voting power is the only requisite for ruling why were the people of the minority allowed to produce the president of the country.

“I strongly believe that equity fairness and justice is what is been considered for the country to produce president from both majority and minority.

“It is worrisome that Kogi state is the only states in Nigeria where the senatorial districts are divided along the majority tribes and it is a state where a particular senatorial zone has not produce any governor since the creation of the state in 1991.

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” Therefore if Nigeria can rotate and shift power for fairness, justice and equity for the purpose of peace and unity to reign , it is time for the same equitable opportunity for Kogi central and the west to governor the state for at least eight years each”

Abubakar who noted that the country’s constitution recognises ethnic diversity, stressed that majority should ‘governed forever’ syndrome can only lead to injustice and unfairness.

He called for adaptation of federal character for equitable distribution of positions and opportunities to enable minority tribes contribute to the national development.

“Kogi state is part of Nigeria and injustice to one is injustice to all. It is time to stop the injustice in Kogi state . So under the law, marginalization is injustice and immoral and we can not promote unity , tolerance , peace if we do not deliberately enforce these equitable principle” he said.

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