A Public Affairs Analyst, Dr. Suleiman Eneye has said that those who can not achieved the uncommon performances and legacies of His Excellency Yahaya Bello are hell bent to tarnish his hard earned image.
Eneye, while reacting to a media publication on the alleged embezzlement of funds by the immediate past Governor of Kogi State Alhaji Yahaya Bello as accused by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), described the former Governor as an undeniable champion, patriotic All Progressive Congress, (APC) member, strong pillar and defender of Nigeria democracy.
He eulogized former Governor Yahaya Bello for his achievement in Kogi State, describing him as a responsible politician who knows his onions.
He said, “those fanning the embers of discords with President Tinubu and his political son are on a mission in futility. The unscrupulous elements responsible for the media publication can not speak for President Bola Tinubu who is a democrat and a politician of repute.
“His etxcellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello having congratulated Mr. President when he emerged as the candidate of our Party the All Progressives Congress (APC), went all out to sponsor, canvass, campaign and mobilized heavily for the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 Presidential election.
“He did also donated his campaign headquarters to Tinubu/Shettima Presidential organization. There is no room discord anywhere as speculated by the media organization.
“On the Covid-19, it is unarguably clear that today His Excellency Yahaya Bello has rather being vindicated for standing firm in the defence of humanity and refused to trade the lives of his people for any selfish gains. Has everything Yahaya Bello said about Covid-19 hadn’t come pass?
“The word definition of leadership is honesty and sincerity. In 2020, he advised the Federal Government during Covid-19 outbreak to stop shifting priorities when there are other more serious economic challenges confronting our nation. It was not an affront against Federal Government but a stand for humanity rather in the best interests of both Federal, State Governments and the people of Nigeria.
“All the speculations which include the National Chairmanship rumuor and the unfounded EFCC media trials among others were orchestrated and fabricated by those who are afraid and threatened by the fast rising profiles, and the unprecedented achievements of Yahaya Bello.
“The EFCC saga was even more laughable. How would EFCC who is supposedly to be sensitive, professional and respected institution is busy searching for a ghost N20billion supposedly claimed to belong to Kogi State government which never existed anywhere.
“The same institution reportedly filed a new charge against his Excellency Yahaya Bello for allegedly diverting N80billion from Kogi State in september 2015 which was over four months early before he emerged as Governor in January 27, 2016.
“Isn’t this ridiculous against the supposedly reputable organization like EFCC? The commission should focus more on professional discharge on its mandate and trash some unfounded petitions from unpatriotic politicians who are hell bent to tarnish the image of His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
“His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has transformed Kogi State to enviable height ranging from his greatest achievement which is the security of lives and properties of its citizens. These includes, healthcare, educational,, agricultural, infrastructural, youth, women development and the equitable distributions of the resources of the state among numerous achievement evidence abounds.
“I therefore urge Nigerians and the people of Kogi State to beware of falsehoods and media attacks in some media headlines against the personality of His Excellency Yahaya Bello by political losers and mischiefs makers who are afraid of rising profiles and legacies of Yahaya Bello”.