- A Press Release by former Speaker and now Acting Gov, Kogi -
The attention of the Kogi State Government has been drawn to a calculated plot to destabilize and cause a breach of peace in the state. Part of the design is to undermine the office of the Acting Governor, by spreading falsehood that he has relinquished his position.
Accordingly, government wishes to state that the said storyr is untrue, unimaginable and totally unfounded.
Government wishes to place on record that, the position of an Acting Governor is not a creation of any form of political conjecture but a product of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Government wishes to state further that the Acting Governor was administered with the oath of office by the Chief Judge of Kogi State on the 27/01/2012, in line with the letters of the constitution.
Government wishes to assure the people of Kogi State that the Acting Governor will not submit himself to any act that will be deemed to be an affront on the constitution to the republic of Nigeria.
Government by this public announcement hereby relieves the Secretary to the State Government, the Chief of Staff and all other political appointees of their appointments with immediate effect. The affected officers are to hand-over all government properties in their possession to the Permanent Secretary or the most senior staff in their respective ministries or departments.
Finally, government directs all security agencies in the state to provide adequate security measure for the protection of lives and property.
Long Live Kogi State
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
His Excellency, Rt., Hon., Abdullahi Bello
Ag. Governor, Kogi State.
Monday, January 30, 2012No. of Views:259