Ex-Kogi LGC Chair’s purported resignation was a mere face saving, having been found wanting – Kogi APC
By Our Reporter, Lokoja.
Abdulkareem Isah Sanni alias Ecomog, the former Chairman of Kogi/Kotonkarfe local government area and immediate past Special Adviser on Corporate Affairs to Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has landed in fresh controversy questioning his integrity.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi local government has revealed that the suspended Executive Chairman of the Council, Abdulkareem Isah Sanni, popularly called ECOMOG, was sacked as the Special Adviser on Corporate Affairs to Governor Yahaya Bello, having been found wanting for his numerous crime while in office.
Speaking on the purported claim by the former appointee that he resigned his appointment, a prominent stakeholder of the party in the area, Mallam Abubakar Haruna Koto, on Monday, said it was a mere face saving, having been found wanting over an alleged involvement in criminal activities while in office.
Recall, 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 Haruna Koto, who is also the Leader of the APC in zone A area of the local government, the embattled Sanni preempted the report of the investigation committee, and claimed to have resigned his appointment as a Special Adviser to the Governor on Corporate Affairs.
Investigation revealed that embattled Sanni has been hobnobbing with one of the opposition political parties in the state, where he has been promised a juicy political appointment.
The stakeholder, however expressed gratitude to God for distancing persons of questionable characters from the All Progressives Congress, APC, noting that already the Kogi local government is a no go area for other parties.
He 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.