A civil society group –the Federation of Lawyers in Active Democracy (FLAD) – has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State of ordering the severance of water and electricity supply to the official residence of the state’s embattled Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana as part of the pressure to force him out of office.
The governor’s action, according to the group, is aimed at intimidating and overawing Ajana because he is not in the good books of the state government.
Reacting to last Monday’s resolution of the State House of Assembly demanding the removal of the Chief Judge from office, FLAD President Arome Husseini said the motion defied logic.
The statement dismissed as “null and void and of no effect whatsoever” what it described as yet another instance of Governor Bello’s intolerance of democratic institutions, the separation of power and the checks and balances guaranteed by the constitution.
The group said the 1999 Constitution as amended Section 271 ( 1) 292 (1) (ii) (a) and the third Schedule paragraph 21 part 1 of the constitution which provide for the removal of a Chief Judge of a state were totally ignored by the House.
It suspected that the Chief Judge’s travails may have begun on the day he resisted the governor’s alleged interference in a criminal case involving a ‘controversial federal legislator’ who was granted bail.
It recalled how the state government punished two former Speakers of the state’s legislature by denying them access to utilities, the same punishment now being visited on Justice Ajana.
It said: “a Speaker that was illegally installed was equally forced to resign within one year after he complained during public sitting that Governor Bello was harassing and intimidating him!
“In both cases, utilities like water, electricity and communications were severed from the official residences of these Speakers.
“Today the utilities of the learned Chief Judge and the Deputy Governor of the State have equally been disconnected – all in an effort to intimidate and overawe these state functionaries into becoming puppets and stooges like has been achieved in the State House of Assembly.”
It asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the governor to order.
The group vowed to use legitimate means including petitions, demonstrations and litigations to protect the sacred institution of the judiciary from the governor.
However, responding to The Nation on Sunday’s questions, Mr. Muhammad Galacticus Onogwu who is the Chief Press Secretary to the governor said Bello’s political successes had inspired endless mischievous reactions from embittered political opponents.
His words:”generally, the water system in Lokoja is under maintenance so, the shortage of water is across board and as I am talking to you, I am running a generator like any other person here in Lokoja.
“The talk about us owing the state’s judiciary staff about 10 months’ salary because of the Chief Judge’s travails is a big lie; when the Federal Government gave us the Paris Club refund of about N13 billion in November last year, labour leaders and the state government agreed on collection of four months’ outstanding salary by every worker in person.
“The judiciary workers refused to participate in the pay parade exercise for reasons best known to them and their salaries are lying there in the bank but they went on strike and even sued the state government.
“We do not have any issue with the Chief Judge because the Kogi State government under Governor Yahaya Bello does not interfere with either the Judiciary or the legislature.
“We are approaching the period of another gubernatorial election in Kogi State and those who are afraid of what the government has achieved thus far are already afraid of a big loss in the November election so, they are resorting t mischief because we have kept winning.”
The Renowned Islamic Prophet: Alhaji Sheikh Hassan Mikailu Gives Shocking Prophesy About Kogi Governorship Election
As Kogi Governorship Election approaches, expectations are high as the people look forward to having a free, fair and credible election in november.
It is in this regard that the citizen’s attention was drawn to the messages of Alhaji Sheik Hassan Mikailu
“God is giving the seat of kogi Governorship to someone least expected And it will shock many people”.
The Islamic prophet disclosed this during his prophetic programs at Dekina and lokoja respectively.
He further enjoined the masses to be law abiding and continue to seek the face of Allah for the fulfillment of the prophecy come November 16th. This prophesy has left many thinking about who may possibly be the next governor of kogi state come November. We hope for a peaceful election by november.
APGA Announces DUROJAIYE HASSAN As Running Mate To Sheik Ibrahim Jibril For Kogi Governorship Election
PROFILE/BIOGRAPHY OF DUROJAIYE HASSAN, RUNNING MATE TO SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL. KOGI STATE GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE UNDER THE PLATFORM OF ALL PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA) IN THE FORTHCOMING NOVEMBER GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION.
Durojaiye Hasaan was born 7th Oct 1970.
He hails from Ife Olukotun in Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Durojaiye Hassan attended Maa’adi L.G.E.A PRIMARY SCHOOL LOKOJA 1973 – 1979. Government Secondary school Afon, Kwara state 1980 – 1985.
He proceeded to the famous Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1987 to 1991. Durojaiye Hassan went further to Wolver Hampton University U.K where he obtained Masters in Human Resource Management between 2007 to 2008.
Durojaiye Hassan has worked in various Organizations such as
– Farmer’s Supply Company limited Kaduna (NYSC) 1991 – 1992.
– BCM Finance & Securities Ltd Kaduna. 1993 – 1997.
– Media Trust Ltd, publisher of Daily and weekly Trust.1997- 2004.
– Investment Monitors Ltd. 2004-2007.
-OXFAM UK Ltd, Oxford United Kingdom. 2008-2009.
– Leadership Newspapers group (manager Research, Sales and Marketing). 2011-2012.
-AGM Sales and Distribution, 2012-2013.
– AGM Special Projects, 2013.
Leadership Newspapers group Ltd (Divisional Director Adverts and special projects /MDAS). 2016-2017.
– Business Day Media Ltd (General Manager Business Development). 2017.
– Blueprint Newspapers Ltd (General Manager Business and Strategy). 2019 till date.
Traveling, Reading, Meeting people, Learning new culture and cooking.
Durojaiye Hassan is a Graduate Member, Chartered Institute of personnel Development U.K.
As a veteran Media practitioner and a Guru in Administration, he has serious knack for Excellence, development, planning , Implementation and highly driven by the zeal to achieve Corporate Objective.
My Dear kogites and party faithfuls, I present to you the Running mate to SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL (SIJ), DUROJAIYE HASSAN Under the platform of ALL PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA). Victory is sure insha Allah.
Sheik Ibrahim Jibril (SIJ) Of APGA Enjoys More Acceptance.
AS KOGI GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION DRAWS CLOSER, SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL (SIJ) OF APGA ENJOYS MORE ACCEPTANCE.
The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Governorship Candidate: SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL is currently enjoying an Overwhelming Support from Citizens of the State. It was a ground breaking occasion yesterday as the president and members of Kogi Youths for positive change made a public declaration of the association’s support to the candidature of APGA in the forth coming governorship election in Kogi State as they expressed their plight and dissatisfaction over the current situation of the State.
The development of the state has been held hostage for the past few years now arising from
non payment of civil servant’s wages as at when due, lack of Infrastructural development and lack of Ideas for Job creation for the unemployed youths.
In his word he said “Great Kogites let’s Open our Eyes and not allow our heads to be used any more.
U and I deserve a good and better life and the candidate who has human heart. a lover of his own people. I and my members openly declare our support for SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL (SIJ).
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