No Political Crisis In Kogi – Gov. Bello

Yahaya-BelloThe Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, said on Wednesday that there is no crisis in the House of Assembly and the state in general.
He made the remark while speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Armed policemen earlier today sealed the State House of Assembly complex on the order of the National Assembly following lingering leadership tussle among the lawmakers.
Governor Bello, however, insisted that the House of Assembly is sitting and all legislative works are ongoing.
Ruling out crisis in the state, he said: “My house is sitting and we have absolute peace in Kogi state, I am not aware of that. The National Assembly was supposed to have taken over, the state is absolutely in peace and the legislative activities are ongoing.
“I am the executive and the executive is functioning and we are doing the best we can, so legislature is their own business and they are on it”.
“I have a speaker that is sitting right now. So I don’t know if there is any problem there”, he added.
On the application for bail-out funds for his state, he said: “We applied for it and it’s under processing right now I have not gotten any bail-out yet.
“Well I think to the best of my knowledge, the last administration either did not go on with the process properly, we are now to trying to correct whatever was not done properly, so that we can access it for our people”.
The governor also called on the people of the Confluence state to remain calm, noting that the state has suffered for a long time.
“This is not the time for political crisis. This is the time to work and I am here to work. I am not here to have any political fuss with anybody; whoever is ready should join me and let’s fix Kogi state”, he stated.