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Kogi Deputy Governor Meet Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Over Non-payment Of Salary

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Deputy Governor of Kogi state, Simon Achuba on Friday said that it was only God that had sustained him in the last two years that Governor Yahaya Bello stopped paying him his statutory allowances. Simon Achuba Niger tribunal: Gov. Sani Bello urges tribunal to dismiss petition against him. The deputy governor also said he has ruled out the possibility of contesting against Governor Bello in the forthcoming elections despite the treatment meted out to him.

Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Achuba who refused to disclose the outcome of the meeting said that discussions were ongoing to resolve the issue. The deputy governor had recently lamented that his statutory allocation amounting to N819, 709, 980 million had been stopped by Governor Bello in the last two years. The sum is said to be the accumulated statutory allocations which include travel allowances, hotel bills, pledges, and outstanding monthly impress and salaries.

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Fielding questions on the outcome of the meeting with the Chief of Staff, Achuba said, “Well it is a private discussion in relation to my office. From my discussions with him there is hope that all the issues will be resolved.” Asked whether he has confidence that all the issues will be resolved, he said, “With God all things are possible.”

Responding to questions on how he has been coping in the last two years as a deputy governor without allowances and impress, he said, “Well you know in life what sustains a man is God. So if your hope is in God, you will be very much alive.

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Just in: APGA Governorship candidate; Sheik Ibrahim Jibril Mourns Cousin

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Its a black Saturday for the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA governorship candidate: Sheik Ibrahim Jibril and family as they mourn the painful departure of their sister, mother, wife and cousin Rebecca Ochonia Omale (JP ). Speaking at the burial service at Oganaji area in Anyigba, the governorship candidate expressed their grief, says its a huge loss for the family. ” Its painful to know our beloved sister, mother, wife and cousin is no more. She was humble, hand working and had the fear of God. She lived a life worthy of emulation. She was a perfect example of a woman of virtue. We will miss her greatly and we sincerely pray that God have mercy on her soul”. Other family members and friends expressed their grief over the death of late Mrs Rebecca Ochonia Omale (JP) says she was a woman with the fear of God. The running mate to the governorship candidate DUROJAIYE HASSAN, former Dekina local government Chairman: Hon Adejoh Akowe, The DG campaign committee: Chief Rtd DSP EDILI Emmanuel O, The secretary to the campaign committee: Hon Ben Nweke were all in attendance and prayed for God’s mercy on the soul of the faithful departed.

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Kogi guber: N10bn Refund To Kogi For Sinister Motives – APGA

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The Kogi State All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship campaign council has faulted the planned refund of N10.069billion to the state government few weeks to the November 16 governorship election.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier during week presented a formal request to the Senate for the approval of N10.069 billion refund to Kogi state.

But the opposition says such move at this time of the election was ill-advised and anti-people as the state’s commonwealths will be allegedly plundered again for the purpose of the election especially to buy votes for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello.

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“Kogi State has numerous challenges as we speak, the majority of which were caused by the failure of the current leadership of our state under the All Progressives Cogress (APC).

“For close to four years, they left our roads, healthcare system, security and education sectors unattended to despite receiving tranches of bailouts from the Federal Government. Curiuosly, four weeks to the decisive election, which will serve as a referendum on their ineptitude and bad governance, they are being offered another tranche of N10.069 billion just like that.

“The money is definately meant to buy votes and influence the processes of the November 16 governorship election in favour of the ruling party. This is against the people’s will and unacceptable in a state where salary payment to workers is a big deal and being celebrated as a achievement by the state governor,” APGA said.

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Kogi Guber: APGA Inaugurates Campaign Committee

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It was a massive turn out yesterday as the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) inaugurated her campaign committee for the forth coming governorship election. The inauguration which took place at Anyigba had the governorship candidate and his running mate, the state party chairman as well as party faithfuls from the 21 local government of kogi state in attendance. The governorship candidate in his speech Thanked supporters for coming out in their numbers to grace the occasion. He equally lamented on the pandemic situation of the state civil servants and pensioners. He promised to ensure free education and free health care services for all kogites from the age of 60 and above. The governorship candidate urged all supporters to work hard for the victory of the party. Responding to the inaugural speech, the DG campaign committee Chief Rtd DSP EDILI Emmanuel O. Urged all members to work tirelessly to ensure the party’s victory at the poll. He assured kogites that an end has come to non payment of salaries/entitlement. He expressed pain over the death of civil servants/ pensioners as a result of that. Highlight of the occasion was the inauguration of the campaign committee for the forthcoming kogi state governorship election.

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