Kogi dismisses report on “Office of Former Governor”

By Samuel Ogunsona

The Governor of Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo has dismissed reports that he created the “Office of Immediate Past Governor” to be domiciled at the Governor-s office.

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Oladele John Nihi and made available to Irohinoodua said the reports are false.

He said the idea of establishing an “Office of Immediate Past Governor” within the Government House is absurd.

He said the former Governor, Yahaya Bello, as the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, is clearly aiming for higher national achievements, not clinging to a redundant position.

The Governor said creating such an office contradicts the essence of progress and forward-thinking leadership.

“Yahaya Bello’s track record in Kogi State speaks volumes about his commitment to development, making the notion of him seeking a symbolic past role implausible. The focus should be on encouraging leaders to contribute to the nation’s growth, not on concocting unnecessary positions that hinder their potential contributions on a broader scale,” the Governor said.

Earlier, social media reports linked the Governor to the creation of the said office.

He said it was important to clarify that the Governor, Ododo, has no such intentions to create the purported “Office of Immediate Past Governor.”

He said “This fallacious information appears to be the handiwork of mischief makers seeking to sow discord and mislead the public. It is crucial for the public to exercise discernment and not fall prey to such obvious lies that only serve to create unnecessary confusion and undermine the credibility of responsible governance.”

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