- Kogi state has lost one of its grassroot leaders, Adejo Akowe
- Akowe died on Saturday, October 17, at the National Hospital, Abuja
- The late former council chairman of Dekina LGA was shot at by gunmen on Tuesday, October 13
Kogi state has lost the former chairman of the Dekina Local Government Area in Kogi, Adejo Akowe, was on Saturday, October 17, reported dead.
Akowe, according to The Nation, died of injuries he sustained after being shot at by assassins in the Ayingba area of the state on Tuesday, October 13.
The LGA chairman died in the early hours of Saturday at the National Hospital in Abuja.
Before his eventual death, there was an attempt on Akowe’s life on the eve of the 2015 Kogi gubernatorial poll.
Meanwhile, the Attah of Igala, chairman, Kogi state traditional council, Dr Micheal Ameh Oboni was reported dead.
The paramount ruler died in Abuja on Wednesday, August 26, in an undisclosed private hospital.
The Kogi state government and the traditional council in Igala were at the time yet to issue any statement on the demise of the paramount ruler.
Also, Governor Yahaya Bello condoled with the family of Late Barrister Taiwo Kola Ojo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s chairman in Kogi West senatorial district, who slumped and died while playing lawn tennis on Tuesday, January 7.
The governor in a statement sent to journalists by his chief press secretary, Onogwu Muhammed on Wednesday, January 8, described the death of Ojo as 'touching.'
The governor stated:
“It is with heavy hearts but total submission to the will of God that I, on behalf of the government and people of Kogi state received the sad demise of one of us, Barrister Taiwo Kola Ojo.
“The death is nearer home in the state political circle and as one of our own, being the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Kogi West, the death is more touching, especially the fact that he was actively involved in the recent political activities in the state.’’
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