- An aide to the governor of Kogi state said some people are not comfortable with the way he exposed their maladministration in the past
- Kingsley Fanwo claimed that he was recently attacked by his political opponent
- Fanwo has called on security agents to unravel the mystery behind the attack on him
The director-general of media and publicity to the Kogi state governor, Kingsley Fanwo, has claimed that his political opponent planned to assassinate him after exposing “the corruption that almost ruined the state for 13 years”.
Vanguard reports that Fanwo made this known while reacting to the attack on his official car in Lokoja, on Thursday, April 25. He said some people are not comfortable with the way he exposed their maladministration in the past.
He said: “It is unfortunate that those who accuse others of violence without proof are now after my life. I have touched their corrupt sore and they are responding violently.
“I will remain unbroken and more committed to the task of reshaping Kogi by reporting Government activities and rallying our people behind the truth as represented by the Governor Yahaya Bello Administration.
“The unfortunate attack on my vehicle is a mark of cowardice by those who have lost the debate and now resorting to violence.
"They told the world the governor has done nothing and now that we have told the world what the governor is doing, now that the people have spoken on what government has done for them, they are now trying to reign terror on the purveyors of the good the GYB Administration has done.”
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Fanwo called on security agents to unravel the mystery behind the attack on him, saying someone had already threatened on a national television that they are ready for violence.
He said: “I will appreciate if our law enforcement agents can look into the attack with the aim of bringing the perpetrators to book."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Fanwo said Yahaya Bello's declaration for second term made his political opponents jittery.
The governor recently declared his intention to contest for a second term at the banquet hall of the Government House, in Lokoja during the inauguration of the Kogi state House of Assembly commission.
Governor Bello said his declaration came after thorough consultations with the leadership of his party both at the national and state level and calls from the people of Kogi state on him to run again.
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