Kogi State: Gov. Yahaya Bello Deny Owing Workers’ Salary

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has denied the report that he is owing workers salary, he noted that such report are lies.

The Kogi State Governor stated that his administration met salary backlog owed workers in the state and insisted that his government doesn’t owe workers.

Bello while speaking on Channels TV accused the Peoples Democratic Party’s thugs of stabbing a resident after he was declared the winner of the November 16 election.

The Kogi State governor-elect also alleged that the wife of his deputy was also shot at after he emerged winner of the election.

He said: “All these reports of me owing salaries are lies. Past governors of Kogi State were owing salaries starting from Audu to my immediate predecessor. Kogi state is not owing any dime at the state level, what is left is the ten percent from the previous government.”

“As for El-Rufai kneeling, he was begging that Kogi people should forgive Bello for ensuring security and ensuring the state was peaceful and not because he could not pay salaries.”

Bello while speaking on people been killed during the election, he said, “After I was declared winner, a PDP thug stabbed somebody and ran into the house of their women leader but he was caught and dealt with.”

“My deputy governor-elect’s wife was shot at but thank God she didn’t die, the police are looking into it and would bring the culprits to book.”

Drumbeat News had reported that the state Returning Officer, Prof. Ibrahim Garuba declared Bello winner after polling 406,222 votes to defeat his closest rival, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 189,704 votes.


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