Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, August 6th, 2019.
The Kogi State Government has denied the allegation the Governor Yahaya Bello is after the life of his deputy, Elder Simon Achuba, Concise News reports. In a statement last Thursday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, the government says they “don’t train assassins”. The Kogi State Government is appalled that a Deputy Governor, who should epitomise leadership and good example in all senses, could descend so low to employ smear campaign against the person of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello,” the statement read. It adds, “We state without equivocation that Mr Achuba has no shred of evidence for his reckless surmising which is nothing but a scripted venture in a ruinous adventure. We do not train assassins, (and) as such, the state government or her personnel cannot be involved in sending assassins to murder any human soul let alone a Deputy Governor of our dear state.” Read more here.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) On Sunday has tasked political parties fielding candidates in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Kogi State to ensure the conduct of transparent primaries. Concise News understands that the electoral body through its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi Prof. James Apam made the call in Lokoja at a sensitization workshop organized for chairmen of political parties. Apam while speaking urged the parties to ensure strict adherence to electoral rules ahead of the governorship polls set for November 16, 2019. He also advised political parties to follow their set rules and those of the commission to avoid a repeat of what happened during the last election in Zamfara state. “As a monitor, we keep on emphasizing for them to follow the rules and regulations. Of course, what happened in Zamfara State is an eye-opener.” Read more here.
That’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Do enjoy the rest of your day!