The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on Friday, warned his counterparts from Southern Nigeria against fighting President Muhammadu Buhari or blaming him for the woos of the country.
It was gathered that Bello said this while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.
Bello warned Southern Governors against certain utterances that can heat up the polity dynamics in the country.
He warned, “Let me caution each and every one of us, leaders across board including governors and all of the leaders across Nigeria that we should be careful about the words we use.”
“When we are talking of security, unity and national cohesion of Nigeria, as leaders and politicians, we should be careful about the words we use when we are addressing these various topical issues.”
“When it is titled or when it appears as if you are fighting President Muhammadu Buhari, our father and our President, we are all getting it wrong because we get to where we are today as a result of maladministration of successive administrations.”
“There have been collective failures across board, so let’s not just blame it alone on the federal government or Mr President.”
It could be recalled that about 17 Southern Governors met on Tuesday in Asaba, Delta State, and resolved to ban open grazing in the region. The governors called for the restructuring of the country as well as the issue of state policing. They also called on the President to address the nation and convoke a national dialogue to address widespread agitations amongst various groups in the region.
Continuing, the Governor said, “There have been collective failures across all boards, so let’s not just blame it alone on the Federal Government or Mr President alone.”