Kabba Day: I Have No Hand In Your Attack, Gov Bello Tells Dino
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has refuted rumours circulating round that he sponsored thugs to attack Senator Dino Melaye at the festival.
According to him, he took a proactive step to avert an impending chaos that would have resulted in the loss of lives and property at the annual celebration of Kabba Day.
In a press statement issued yesterday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mrs. Petra Akinti Onyegbule noted that the governor’s inability to make a scheduled appearance at the Kabba Day, was to prevent the possible insurrection that might disrupt peace at the event.
“The alleged attack on Dino Melaye by some aggrieved Kogi west youths, would have been worsened if the governor was present at the event, saying as the father of the state the governor decided to stay off to avert further violence.
“As the chief security officer of the state, whose job is to ensure the protection and safety of lives and property of the citizens, Gov Bello is committed to making sure that the onerous task of ensuring the safety of the entire citizens was never compromised,” she stated.
According to her, the governor has said it countless times that no single life is worth being lost for any political misunderstanding.
“If my appearance would hurt anyone, I would rather stay away and let everyone be at peace. Kogi is for all of us, and together we shall build the state of our dream”.
The governor, however urged the youths to shun any act of violence that could disrupt peace across the state, stressing that every life is important to him irrespective of who is involved.