Only Insane People Will Pass Vote Of No Confidence On Me – Gov. Bello

Yahaya-BelloGovernor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said no right thinking person would pass a vote of no confidence on him.
He was reacting personally for the first time to reports that the state executive council of the All Progressives Congress, APC, passed a no-confidence vote on him.
Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday night, the governor said that those who passed the vote on him as well as criticizing his three month old administration were out to “hold down” Kogi.
“I don’t think there is any right-thinking person at this moment to judge what I have done, wrong or right, because our administration is barely three months. Those who feel that the state activities should continue as usual, whether in the opposition party or in my party, are those who want to continue to hold the state down. And I say this is a divine moment that God has brought me to this position. I must do what God will be pleased with me and indeed the good people of Kogi state.
“So far so good, I don’t think they really understand what it takes to be a politician; not just self-serving, but to serve the people to the best of one’s ability. That’s what we’re trying to do now. So, anybody that is saying anything contrary is just trying to be self-centred, but we are not ready for that”, Governor Bello said.
He also insisted that the State House of Assembly was not in crisis.
Responding to a question on whether he still believed that all was well with the state assembly, he simply stated: “I still maintain my position that there is no crisis in the Kogi State House of Assembly”.
Bello listed security, economic and political challenges as the most pressing challenges confronting the state.
“Political challenge in the sense that there are those who have held the state down over the years and they’re not ready to let go. They’re hell-bent on making sure that the state continues to remain in abject poverty and retrogression. But by the special grace of God, we’re up to the task, and we’ll do our best to make sure we surmount all the pressure”.
Gov. Bello expressed optimism that despite the current economic challenges in the country, the state would receive the bail-out fund which, according to him, has been applied for.
He said his administration would look into the management of the state’s internally generated revenue over the year with a view to knowing why his predecessors could not “augment the little we’re able to provide”.

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