The traditional ruler of  Ebiraland, the Kogi State has asked the people of the State to support and vote Governor Yahaya Bello, for a second term saying his first term was an experiment.

 

The ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim, said this when he led the traditional rulers from Kogi central senatorial district on a courtesy visit to Bello’s residence in Okene.

 

According to him in his address, he said that some stakeholders in the state accused that the governor is under-performing while workers also complained of being owed salaries.

 

Ibrahim was reportedly quoted by NAN to have said that Bello’s first term was an experimental period where there might be some unavoidable mistakes, assuring the people that the governor would correct the wrongs of his first term if given a second chance.

 

Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, Ibrahim commended Bello’s achievements since he assumed office, adding that the improved security witnessed in the state was not recorded by previous administrations.

 

Recall that In an interview granted in April 2019, the monarch had said Bello is different from the person he (Ibrahim) supported in 2015.

 

He alleged that Bello was being misled by money and “extremely wrong people around him”.

 

He, however, said he still supports the governor because he does not want their relationship to go sour.

 

“Whatever I want to say is that my human relation with him should not be put to shame. I introduced him and favoured him in place of others. I did my own assessment of him at that time. He is a different thing today, as far as I’m concerned,” he added.