BY BOLUWAJI OBAHOPO
LOKOJA – Kogi state government has refuted the rumour making the rounds since weekend that the state governor, Yahaya Bello is dead.
The government in a statement by the Director General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo said the governor was on a two weeks break outside the country which was approved by the state House of Assembly.
The statement reads apart, “Our attention has been drawn to the spurious rumour doing the round that there are concerns over the health of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.”
“I want to state clearly here for the avoidance of doubt that the rumour lacks any iota of truth. It is a reflection of the depth the enemies of Kogi State have gone in their desperate angst against fate.”
“To put the record straight, the Governor is hale and hearty, healthy and unwavering in his vigour to make Kogi State the Confluence of Excellence.”
“I urge all Kogites of goodwill to discountenance the rumour as His Excellency will return from his two weeks break, which was approved by the Kogi State House ff Assembly, on the 12th of November, 2016.”
Rumour had been rift over the weekend that the governor slumped at the Abuja International airport and was flown to Germany where he was said to have eventually died over the weekend.