There was confusion in Kogi State on Sunday as Governor Yahaya Bello ordered the dissolution of his cabinet but quickly reversed the order just before the news filtered out.
Sources close to the State Executive Committee meeting held on Sunday said the governor had ordered all commissioners and all the 21 local government administrators to hand over keys to their official cars to the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Folasade Arike Ayoade.
Sources close to the cabinet meeting held behind closed door on Sunday told our correspondent that the dissolution might not be unconnected with the arms importation last Thursday.
The governor was said to be furious with his cabinet members whom he accused of leaking the information about the arms importation.
However, just 10 minutes after the pronouncement, the Governor reversed his order, demanding “better performance and better relationship” with the state government.
Speaking on the reversal, Director General, media and publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, confirmed that the governor had reversed his order of dissolution and asked them to return to their position.
According to a source very close to Gov Bello, it was gathered that the reversal was due to the intervention of Chief of Staff to the Governor, Edward Onoja, who told the governor that it would be difficult to build a new set of loyalists that will be used for campaign.