The Kogi State government has reacted to the rumours doing the rounds on social media claiming that there is a fight between the state governor, Yahaya Bello, and his wife, the first lady, Rashida Bello.
The reaction on Monday by the government follows earlier reports in some quarters that the first lady has moved out of the government house following disagreements with the Governor.
But reacting to the reports, Onogwu Muhammed, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said in a statement on Monday that there was no truth in the report, describing the allegation as the handiwork of mischievous elements.
He added that all is well between the governor and his wife as Bello is in full control of his house.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to an online publication titled ‘Trouble in Kogi State as the First Lady, Rashida Bello, allegedly moves out of government house’.
“For lack of formidable tool of distractions, the online medium struggling hard for traffic has come out with a concocted falsehood alleging a crack in the household of Gov. Yahaya Bello.
“The said publication laced with lies and crooked fallacy detailed how the First Lady, Hajia Rashida Bello, has moved out of the Government House in what the merchants of mischief painted as a revolt against the governor.
“This reaction is coming out not in reverence of the amorphous medium but a call to the general public to disregard as tissue of lie the malicious fabrication.”
He added that, “Bello is in full control of his household, the same way he holds in firm grip the affairs of the state.”
Mohammed urged members of the public and particularly the people of Kogi State to disregard the publication.