Monday, 1 February 2016
Masquerade treks from Abuja to Okene to celebrate Bello
masquerade, Mallam Kabiru Sule lasted six days.
Speaking on behalf of the contingents shortly after arriving at Okene with the masquerade, Sule said the decision to embark on the journey was in solidarity with their kinsmen from the Central Senatorial district for the governorship slot God has given them.
“We have been celebrating since last week Wednesday when Yahaya Bello took the oath of office as the fourth governor of the state and we decided to hit road by trekking to Okene,” Sule said.
“We started the journey six days ago from Zuba through Abaji, Lokoja to Okene to rejoice with our people”
The masquerade and its members who arrived at Ogaminana at about 10a.m yesterday went to the palace of the Ohinoyi of Ebira land Dr Ado Ibrahim to pay homage and to rejoice with him over the new governor who is from the kingdom.
Sule called on the governor to liaise with the federal government for the actualization of Ajaokuta /Itakpe iron mining project to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in the state.
The masquerade custodian appealed to the people of the state to support the new administration in the interest of development.
Commenting on the long journey completed on foot by the masquerade and its entourage, the Co-ordinator of Hajia Hawawu Political Group in central senatorial district Mallam Tijani Abdulrahim Oguna lauded the effort of the masqurade, saying the celebration knows no boundary as Ebira people have struggled and prayed for this day in the last 24 years.
Oguna called on the governor to appoint competent people into his cabinet so as to swiftly achieve his blueprint for the development of the state.