As part of its effort to reclaim power in 2023, the pro Igala group called Igala vanguard has identified personalities within the rank of the All Progressive Congress APC in kogi state who have sworn an oath to sabotage the igala agitation for the power back in 2023.
The group in a statement by its National coordinator, Engr Lawrence Ankpa warned those personalities who have signed a pact with Yahaya Bello current chief of staff – Pharmacist Jamiu Asuku as Bello successor come 2023. Ankpa said such an eventuality is just a mere wishful thinking and has identified some key Kogi East political leaders as being the champion of what he called selfish 2023 agenda. Ankpa while warning against the repeats of ENEMUNEME slogan of 2019 said Kogi state has suffered enough in the hands of Bello and the state is eager for fresh air.
The statement mention the member representing Ankpa 2 constituency, Hon Alhaji Alfa Momoh Rabiu as the ring leader and the Kogi East All Progressive Congress (APC) zonal chairman,Hon Muhammed Nasiru Alfa as another strong man in this conspiracy against Igala and the entire Kogi East. Other members are Hon Abuh Odoma, Chairman Idah Local Government Council, Musa Haruna Idoko, Alhaji Friday Contractor and Prince Ishiaq Okolo, Dekina local Government Council Chairman. Engr Lawrence Ankpa has called on Igala’s to stand up to this emerging threat and warned that 2023 may be worse than what happened in 2019 – where a woman was burnt alive in Igala land to please Ebira.
Group in a statement caution Hon. Rabiu Siaka Alfa to learn from how Bello used Edward Onoja and Hon Ahmed Attah against Igala and dumped them – and that they too will be no different. Engr Lawrence Ankpa also criticized Yahaya Bello – who just upgraded Ebira traditional rulers into 1st classes and 2nd classes against Igala who are the majority. He described the governor’s action as childish and myopicmyopic foring power will remain in Ebira land forever.
Igala Vanguard while calling on Igala leaders to speak out against the ongoing impunity in the state warned that 2019 must never be allowed to repeat itself.