The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has reacted to the news making rounds that he left the state to temporarily move to Abuja.
There had been news making round that the Kogi State governor abandoned governance and temporarily moved to Abuja where he is moving around with President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the governorship election in the state.
According to the Independent, since the conclusion of the president election, Governor Bello is rarely seen in the state.
Further report revealed that the party’s National Chairman employed direct primaries while the governor has being canvassing for indirect primaries where selected delegates will vote.
The Chief Press Secretary of the Governor, Onogwu Mohammed in his statement to the Independent stated that the allegations raised are false.
He claimed that the state Governor has remained in the state and has even cancelled a trip with President Buhari to Jordan in order to attend to security issues in the state.
“That is a lie from the pit of hell concocted by the imagination of those who are only interested in spreading falsehood.”
“Governor Yahaya Bello was billed to travel with Mr. President to Jordan alongside with Governors Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo and Badaru of Jigawa State.”
“The governor has been on ground in the state since last week and has not traveled to Abuja. He had to cancel that trip to Jordan with President Buhari because from the security reports he gathered, there was a plot to threaten the peace of the people of Omala Local Government Area.”
“So, he cancelled that trip and has been on ground in Kogi State. He held meetings with the various security agencies in Kogi.”
“Based on the meeting, the security apparatus in Kogi moved to Omala Local Government Area and they were there till yesterday morning until they repelled the attack.”
“The governor is presently in the state, coming to office, attending to issues that borders on the well-being of the people of Kogi State.”
“To say the governor has relocated to Abuja because of second term is a lie and should not be taken serious by well-meaning Nigerians.”
“Yahaya Bello is not after second term in office. He is not desperate about getting himself a second term ticket by relocating to Abuja.”
“He is assuring himself of a second term ticket by giving the people of Kogi State good governance.”