- Justice Nasir Ajanah's death as a result of Covid-19 has pitted the Kogi government and the PDP against each other
- The PDP berated the Yahaya Bello-led government for not being proactive in the Covid-19 fight following the passing of Ajanah
- In a rebuttal, the Kogi government described the PDP as a bunch of “jobless, pedestrian and irresponsible” people
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Barely 48 hours after the death of Nasir Ajanah, Kogi chief judge, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rebuked Governor Yahaya Bello, saying his government is not doing enough to ensure the safety of the state residents amid the mounting fears around Covid-19.
Legit.ng recalls that Ajanah died on Sunday, June 28, at a Covid-19 isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja following a battle with the coronavirus infection.
Speaking on the death of the jurist, the PDP, in a statement by its national spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, said the Kogi government is not doing enough while the residents of the state are putting embers on their roofs.
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The party alleged that the Bello-led government is not engaging in a massive campaign against the deadly virus, wondering why Ajanah had to be moved from Kogi to the Abuja isolation centre.
Describing Ajanah as a patriot and responsible Nigerian, the PDP accused Governor Bello of running the state "as if the lives of the people of Kogi do not matter".
But in a reaction to the PDP's attack, Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi state commissioner for information and communication, described the opposition party's jibe as baseless.
Fanwo branded the PDP as an assembly of “jobless, pedestrian and irresponsible” people, saying the party is "yet to declare itself as a Covid-19 marketing agent.”
The commissioner said the PDP will always grab at any straws in sight and urged the family of the late judge to set the record straight.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Kogi government and judiciary fraternity have been thrown into mourning following the death of the president of state customary court of appeal, Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga.
Atadoga died in the early hours of Sunday, June 21, following a brief battle with an illness. Confirming the incident, Saheed Saqeeeb, who is chief information officer of the Kogi state ministry of justice told pressmen Justice Atadoga died in his house.
Born in Omala local government area of Kogi state, late Justice Atadoga was called to bar in 1986 and he was a towering figure in the creation of the customary court of appeal in the north-central state.
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