A frontline group representing the interest of Yoruba speaking people of Kogi state, Okun Development Initiative (ODI) has berated the Assembly Speaker, Kolawole Matthew, over his purported remarks advocating for another Ebira to succeed Governor Yahaya Bello in 2024.
In a statement issued on Thursday and signed by National Coordinator of ODI, Deacon Olusuyi Otitoju, the group said Kogi House of Assembly Speaker misfired.
“Our attention has been drawn to the speech made by the Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly at the Government House yesterday. In the video that has already gone viral, the Speaker asked your Excellency to, if possible, look for someone from the Central to succeed you.
“On behalf of the good people of Okunland, we wish to state categorically that the opinion expressed in support of another governor in the year 2024 by Speaker Kolawole is selfishly motivated, ill conceived and represents the narrow mindedness of an untutored and uncultured Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly.
For Okun Development Initiative (ODI)