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Governor Bello ignored us, says late Audu’s family


Yahaya Bello

Muhammed Audu, the first son of ex-Kogi State Governor, late Prince Abubakar Audu, has finally opened up on the relationship between the Audu family and the Kogi State Government, disclosing that neither him nor any member of the family has set eyes on Governor Yahaya Bello, since he inherited their father’s mandate in 2016.

He spoke yesterday at the 3rd anniversary of the late ex-governor at his country home in Ogbonicha.

In his words, “To be honest I think I have met the Governor Bello only once before he became a governor. Neither me nor any member of my family has set eyes on him since he became governor. We might not have a very cordial relationship, we don’t have anything against him.”

On the political projection for 2019, he said it is too early for anyone to make any political statement, especially as regard to Kogi State.

“Right now we know the candidates of various political parties for National and State Assembly seat. The Kogi governorship seat is not vacant yet. We are all focusing on what is ahead of us now to ensure that we deliver.

“I can assure you that the biggest political group in Kogi State without question is the Audu political family and they are still up and alive. We have slowed down so that we don’t look like opposition within opposition in one party. We have decided to work with the government to ensure good governance so that our people can get roads, hospitals, good education and things like that.”

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