Kogi: Yahaya Bello After My Life, Deputy Governor Raises Alarm

Kogi: Why Deputy Governor Dragged Boss Yahaya Bello To Court

A feud is ongoing between Governor Yahaya Bello and his deputy, Simon Achuba/File Photo

The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba, has alleged that the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello has sent gunmen after his life, Concise News reports.

Acbuba on Thursday called on the Inspector General of Police, SSS, Army and other security personnel to safeguard his life, family members and his aides.

Achuba, who spoke with newsmen at his official residence in Lokoja said, “From all information at my disposal, the governor has mobilized gunmen to attack me.

“I want the police, SSS, IGP to know that if anything should happen to me, my family and aides, the governor should be held responsible”

The deputy governor likewise called on the president to beam his searchlight on the state.

Elder Achuba had accused Governor Bello of owing him, an accusation the state’s number one citizen denied.

In related news, Governor Bello has condoled with his Adamawa Counterpart, Ahmadu Fintiri, over the death of his father, Alhaji Umaru Badami.

A statement released on Thursday in Lokoja by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onogwu Muhammed, quoted Bello as saying that he was extremely saddened by the news of the death of Badami.

He commiserated with the family, government and people of Adamawa over the incident.

Bello described the octogenarian as ”a devoted statesman, devout Muslim and disciplinarian who dedicated his life to the service of God and humanity.

”Alhaji Umaru Badami was also a strong voice for his community,” he said.

The governor prayed God to forgive the shortcomings of the departed and accept his soul to Aljanna and comfort those he left behind.


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