Governor Yahaya Bello has denied assassination allegation leveled against him by his deputy, Simon Achuba.
Achuba had alleged on Wednesday that Bello was after his life.
The governor, however, challenged Achuba to bring evidence of his claims or desist from making further spurious allegations Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has denied the assassination allegation leveled against him by his deputy, Simon Achuba.
VANGUARD reports that the governor in a statement issued on Thursday, August 1, through his chief press secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, described the report as bogus and exhibition of a blind rage by an angry suckling character.
He said: “The Kogi state government is appalled that a deputy governor, who should epitomise leadership and good example in all senses, could descend so low to employ smear campaign against the person of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello and we state without equivocation that Achuba has no shred of evidence for his reckless surmising which is nothing but a scripted venture in ruinous adventure.
“Despite these unsubstantiated ramblings however, we deemed it fit to clear the air by letting the general public know that the Kogi state government would not be dragged into any form of political gerrymandering concocted for the furtherance of any person’s political interest or notoriety.”
The state government challenged Achuba to bring evidence of his claims or desist from making further spurious allegations.
“We warn Simon Achuba who is known to history as a man whose affinity for violence is unparalleled not to judge us by his own standards.
The report of the Kogi state government commission of enquiry on the Iyano ethnic crises in 2017 is still fresh in our memories.
“The Kogi state government led by Alhaji Yahaya Bello, therefore, rejects the futile attempt at seeking to link it to any assassination attempt on the deputy governor and we advice that people desist from seeking political capital from scenarios they imagine would advance their parochial cause, no matter how banal such causes may seem."