Some Royal Fathers and many Community Leaders of the ancient town of Kabba have insisted Sen. Dino Melaye was told to stay away from the Kabba Day celebration event, Vanguard reports.
Speaking during a courtesy call on Governor Yahaya Bello in Lokoja, Thursday, the President General of the Kabba Development Union, Engr. Emmanuel Ajibero hailed the Governor for his “wisdom and statesmanship”, insisting that the Governor’s decision to tow the path of peace shows he is a “peace loving leader”.
The President thanked the Governor for donating 20 million naira towards the completion of the Kabba Civic Center. Also speaking at the event, a community leader, Chief Olowodola said Kabba Community will remain “eternally grateful” to the Governor for his “uncommon leadership”, saying he thought Sen. Dino would use the opportunity to iron out his differences with the Governor. Olowodola said Hon. Abiodun Faleke displayed “utmost respect” for the Kabba people by avoiding any confrontation with the Governor, urging the people of Kogi State to give maximum support for the success of the Governor.
On his part, the Obadofin of Oweland, HRH Oba Michael Yusuf thanked the Governor for honoring the Kabba people as well as embracing peace. He narrated how the Community prevailed on Sen. Dino Melaye to stay off the event. He said, “We sent some Royal Fathers and Chiefs to him to stay away when we heard he was coming to disrupt the event.
He promised us he won’t come only to sneak into Kabba and caused the havoc that happened that day. “We have learnt our lessons and we now know better. The event also afforded us the opportunity to know how peace- loving the Governor is”. The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Edward Onoja called on the Governor to continue to see the Okun people as responsible despite what happened at the Kabba Day.