In another clear act of the desperation of a drowning man, the Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has now discarded all pretences to decency to personally commence a crude campaign of falsehood against the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its Governorship Candidate in the state Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka.
On Thursday Governor Bello brazenly issued a dishonest statement signed by his Press Secretary one Mohammed Onogwu claiming that the entire Zonal Coordinators of the SDP and all the 21 LGA Chairmen of the party had decamped to the APC.
This audacious fiction by the Governor was preceded by series of fake stories planted in the press including mainstream traditional media houses that are expected to have transcended the weakness of falling for the antics of desperate politicians.
Some faceless blogs went town with a disparaging fabrication to the effect that our candidate, Alhaji Ajaka had collapsed his campaign into that of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nation Newspaper’s Blog, thenationonlineng.net also participated in this despicable canard campaign in its edition of Thursday August 10, reporting that Ajaka, who they falsely claim was a Special Adviser on Water Resources to Mr Yahaya Bello, had abdicated his position as leading governorship candidate in Kogi State to get elevated to the position of APC National Publicity Secretary.
These are crude fakeries concocted by the desperate renegade in power in Kogi by the name of Yahaya Bello who has engaged in every known act of dishonesty and violence to desecrate the exalted office he occupies.
For a governor who Photographs every visitor that as much as set foot in his Abuja Residence (which has been the defacto Kogi Government House in the last eight years ) to use for blackmail and information manipulation how come the entire Executives of the SDP met him to decamp and eulogise him an there’s no single pictorial or video record of such a momentous event?
No single member of the executive of the SDP in Kogi has decamped or defected to the APC. The name of the Zonal Chairman of Kogi East is Pastor Sunday Atabor; That of Kogi Central is Musa Salawu Odogba while the Zonal Chairman of Kogi West District is Hon Emmanuel Adebayo A.
All these Zonal Chairmen and the LG Chairmen are not only steadfastly in the party but they are by the grace of God leading the charge to dislodge Bello and his cabinet of gangs of thugs from the governance of our dear state.
The names Suleiman Isah and Zubairu Ibrahim given as Zonal Chairmen of Kogi East and Central which was contained in Mr Bello’s press statement are fictitious.
These are not existing humans beings and we challenge Mr Bello to produce them to contradict us.
We call on media houses to be circumspect of stories emanating from the stable of this criminally deluded Governor who can no longer tell the difference between reality and fiction.
We call on the good people of Kogi State to ignore Mr Bello’s desperate falsehoods. Neither his acts of sustained violence of his new found pass time for falsehood will save him and his puppet from a disgraceful defeat come November 11 which is exactly three months from today.
STATE PUBLICITY SECRETARY
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY,