THE Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Saturday, said he would not resign his position over issues generated by the voter registration, saying those demanding for his resignation are “political jokers.”
The governor said that the issue was overblown to score political goals by his opponents.
Bello, who spoke through his Director-General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, said the issue was straight forward enough as he accepted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the latter registration.
He said, “The governor will not resign. We have listened to INEC and we respect their decisions. Now is time for the Commission to fast-track the transfer of the PVC of the Governor to Kogi State from Abuja.
“Resignation is completely out of the options and the governor will continue his good work for the people of Kogi State. They and their corrupt sponsors should wait till 2019.”
Bello said he was sure that the members of the state House of Assembly would not be blackmailed into taking steps that would throw the state into crisis.
He, however, expressed disappointment over the decision of some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that had been performing the role of opposition in the state.
He said, “It is unfortunate that some APC leaders have constituted themselves as opposition within their own party, simply because they have lost out in their bid to compromise the system and scam the people of Kogi State.”