By Abubakar S. H
The All Progressives Congress APC, in Kogi state has sacked the suspended Executive Chairman of the Council, Abdulkareem Isah Sanni, popularly called ECOMOG, as the Special Adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello.
Reacting to the purported claim by the former appointee that he resigned his appointment, the state Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Engineer Abubakar Bashir Gegu, on Monday, said it was a mere face saving, having been found wanting over an alleged involvement in criminal activities while in office.
The last year’s suspension of Sanni from office as Chairman was sequel to a resolution by members of the 9th Kogi state Assembly presided over by the then Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole, who read a letter from Governor Bello indicting the council boss of alleged criminal activities.
The House unanimously resolved to suspend Abdulkareem Sani pending the outcome of the Department of State Service (DSS) investigation on the allegation.
While on suspension as the Council Boss, Stakeholders pleaded for his engagement in governance of which the Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello, graciously accepted.
According to Engineer Gegu,who is also the Leader of the APC in the local government area, the embattled Sani preempted the report of the investigation committee, and claimed to have resigned his appointment as a Special Adviser to the Governor on Corporate matters.
Investigation revealed that embattled Sani has been hobnobbing with one of the opposition political parties in the state, where he has been promised a juicy political appointment.
The Commissioner, however expressed gratitude to God for distancing persons of questionable characters from the All Progressives Congress, noting that already the Kogi local government is a no go area for other parties.
Gegu urged the peaceful and progressive minded people of Kogi local government to remain resolute, focused and avoid violence despite provocations, before, during and after election.
While he enjoined them to be united and vigilant, advised against rumours being peddled around by those he called enemies of the society.
He maintained that the APC and its candidate Ahmed Usman Ododo are set to take the entire state by a storm, ethnic, religious and sectional agenda not withstanding.