The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State yesterday distanced itself from the current leadership crisis rocking the state House of Assembly.
The state APC chairman, Alhaji Haddy Ametuo in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, declared the party’s readiness to hit the ground running as soon as it takes over power from the Peoples Democratic Party PDP on January 27 because the task ahead was “very enormous”.
“As far as we are concerned, we have no interest or hand in the crisis in the House of Assembly. After all, the PDP even has the majority. So, our political detractors should not link us with their actions or inactions. Instead of linking the governor-elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to their inability to manage the House, we urge them to look inwards and search their cupboards”, he advised.
Ametuo also cautioned against thuggery or unnecessary celebration on the day of inauguration, advising residents of Kogi Central, where the governor-elect hails from, against what he called ‘over celebration’.
He said: “I enjoin the people of the state to be law-abiding. Security operatives are on alert to pick anyone who foments trouble. Traditional masquerades would not also be allowed anywhere near the event. We must all conduct and comport ourselves accordingly”.