Fear and Anxiety Grips Kogi State Appointees Over Imminent Cabinet Dissolution


Baring any hitch, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, would today dissolve the State Executive Council.

Also to allow for the function of another adhoc arrangement following the expiration of the tenure of the Council Administrators in April, since democratically elections is said not to be feasible at the councils, all the local government administrators may also be dropped.
Though a new interim arrangement may be put in place with some of the former Administrators reappointed under another nomenclature.
A source in government made the disclosure to The Nigerian Post, adding that all arrangements have been concluded for the dissolution of the Cabinet and sack of the council administrators at a meeting the governor has convened to hold for all appointees by 3:00pm today at the glass house in government house.
It would be recalled that the state executive council has served over two years. The dissolution our source explained would enable the composition of a cabinet, the governor believes would assist him greatly as we approach an election year.
There are also strong indication that Gov Bello may have concluded plans to run a second term of another four years, thus the need to replace those in the cabinet who have not added political value in swinging votes.
For the Administrators, the governor equally plans for a cabinet that would be of electoral value. Owing to paucity of funds, the state cannot conduct council polls according to the source.
For now fear has gripped cabinet members, while the administrators also are on the edge on the next move by the governor on those to be returned.
The administrators it would be recalled have spent over two years also in acting capacity, with many of them still interested in another three year term if election is conducted, but latest information reveals that the may continue in appointed capacity and assist the governor in 2019.
Source : The Nigerian Post