Supporters and several groups calling on the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to declare his interest in the 2023 presidential election have vowed that they will not be discouraged by the flying fake stories targeted at discrediting the governor.
Recall that a publication alleged earlier this week that the governor has backed out of the presidential race and lobbies for the office of the Vice President. Similarly, a story about a teacher committing suicide in Kogi was being circulated on Teachers Day.
While the governor’s statement in commemoration of Teachers Day reaffirmed his commitment to the welfare of the teachers in the state, the suicide story was being spread to awake the issue of salary payment.
However, the state is said to have been on top of salary payment as there are no longer cries of none payment from the civil servants in the state.
The leaders of several groups argue that the governor has prioritized the safety of the people and has gone far in making Kogi the most secured state in the north-central, adding that he values lives and wouldn’t allow teachers to work without pay.
They said the stories of the suicide and other similar stories are handiworks of the governor’s enemies and those that are intimidated by the governor’s towing name. They disclosed their pledge to stay focused on the actualization of a youthful leadership in 2023 through Bello.