Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, August 1st, 2019.
Senator Dino Melaye has said he would challenge Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello “bumper to bumper” for the leadership of the state. Dino who represents Kogi West said this on Wednesday in Lokoja, the capital of the state during a media parley to officially declare his interest for the governorship seat. He also claimed that he escaped assasination attempt four times between 2018 and 2019 due to oppression from the All Progressives Congress (APC). He, however, vowed not to stop tackling the Bello government until it does the right thing for the people. In addition, the lawmaker noted that he has better ideas than others who want to take the state’s number one position later this year. Read more here.
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. Read more here.
That’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Do enjoy the rest of your day!