- Hail EFCC For Freezing Kogi Govt Account
Countdown to 2023 general elections, Arewa youths under the umbrella of Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) have vehemently opposed the presidential ambition of outgoing Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello.
Against the support for Bello by pockets of young people in the country to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the youths said they will instead massively mobilize their members to ensure that the ambitious Governor ends up in prison at the expiration of his tenure and not Aso Rock as he desires.
A statement signed by the President of NYCN, Comrade Isah Abubakar, cited Governor Bello’s alleged refusal to pay workers salaries, a development which the youths lamented has sent many of the state workers to their early grave as one of the reasons why he should be imprisoned after the completion of his tenure.
To this end, Abubakar stated categorically that, his group “shall mobilise people to ensure that Governor Bello ends up in prison at the expiration of his tenure not hiding under the cover of Presidential immunity he earnestly desire and ready to pay his way to acquire.”
Amidst the canvassing for the governor’s ambition, NYCN President warned those endorsing the governor’s presidential race to desist from such act and “return every Kobo they have received from him before the Dragnet of EFCC locate and entangle them.”
The statement reads: “The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has received the news of the freezing of Kogi State Government Fix Deposit Account domiciled at Sterling Bank at the request of the EFCC by Federal High Court, Lagos Division with so much excitement, stressing that indeed! Judiciary is the last hope of the common man.
“The Group frowned at the unimaginable evil being perpetrated by the Governor Yahaya Bello led administration against the long suffering people of Kogi State and their hard working Civil Servants”
“How can a supposed leader who ought to emits compassion be merciless and wicked to his people by refusing to pay them what they have laboured and entitled for.
“The delayed or partial payment of Salary has led many Civil Servants and members of their families to early graves. Yet, such a dubious character who ought to be wallowing in prison has the audacity to be canvassing for support to become Nigeria President.
“We wish to emphatically states that we shall massively mobilised our people to ensure that Governor Bello ends up in prison at the expiration of his tenure not hiding under the cover of Presidential immunity he earnestly desire and ready to pay his way to acquire.
“We want to particularly commend the EFCC for the courage to go after Governor Yahaya Bello and his looting Cabinet members. They should put their search light in other states by ensuring that people with stolen wealths don’t end up living to enjoy them.
“We wish to equally advise Celebreties and Political jobbers who have been falling on each other to endorse the failed on arrival Presidential bid of Governor Yahaya to return every Kobo they have received from him before the Dragnet of EFCC locate and entangle them. This free counsel is for those with shame and honour among them.
“Our Statement won’t be complete without commending the Judiciary for granting the audacious Order restraining the evil fingers of Kogi State Government agents from dipping their hands in the profit of the Fix Deposit accruing in the account. May they continue to stand with the common man and God Almighty will also stand with them,” Abubakar stressed.