DIRECTOR General on Media
and Publicity to Kogi State
governor, Kingsley Fanwo
has described as “blatant
falsehood”, reports by some
group of “ rumour peddlers”
that the Governor was attacked
when he visited Kogi East to
flag off a major road project
and also attend to issues of
security of the people in the
The Governor’s spokesman
flayed the report while fielding
questions from journalists at
Government House, Lokoja.
He described the architects
of the falsehood as people
“imprisoned in ethnic cage
who have sworn not to see
anything good in the New
Direction Administration of
the present administration.”
”The people of Kogi East
are wonderful people, who
cherish what the Governor is
doing to develop the District.
Insinuating that they attacked
a Governor who has brought
development to their domain
is an insult to the sensibilities
of the good and great people of
the District.
“The Governor was given
a heroic welcome in Kogi East, which is a clear indication
that the ethnic campaign by
the enemies of the state failed.
The promoters of the rumour
might have possibly paid some
hoodlums to attack the Governor.
The Governor was not attacked
anywhere. It was a carnival
atmosphere everywhere he went
yesterday in Kogi East.
“He is the Governor of Kogi
State and the people of Kogi East
have many reasons to support
and have confidence in their
Governor. The Zone currently
has the Deputy Governor, Chief
of Staff to the Governor and
many Commissioners among
others. The Governor was elated
by the reception accorded him by
the good people of Kogi East.
“His Excellency, Governor
Yahaya Bello wishes to thank the
Attah Igala and his entire subjects
for demonstrating to the whole
world that the walls of ethnic
bias has collapsed. He pledged
more development in the area
and indeed, the entire state.
“The Governor’s Chief
Press Secretary, Petra Akinti
Onyegbule, gave regular updates
of all that happened on the
trip on her Facebook account.
The Governor even made an
unscheduled attendance at a
Christian Conference of the
United Evangelical Church at
Idah, where he freely interacted
with his people.
“The shameful falsehood
by the enemies of the state is a
clear reflection of a determined
fightback by corruption, ethnic
jingoism and those who want
to cause disaffection to slow
down our train of progress. The
Governor is unperturbed by the
antics of anti-change agents as he
will continue to remain focused
and deliver projects that will
silence his critics.”
Fanwo said the people of the
state should remain united against
those, who are jittery because
of their corrupt and fraudulent
past, assuring the people that
the Governor’s commitment to
development, unity and progress
is “unimpeachable”.

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