Yahaya Picks Up N22.5m Kogi Governorship Form Amidst Civil Servants, Pensioners Unpaid Salaries Lament


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has purchased the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship nomination and expression of interest form for the forthcoming 2019 election for Kogi State.

Bello is the first aspirant to pick the form under the APC party after paying N22.5 million.

The form was presented to the governor by Alhaji Abubakar Kari on behalf of the national organising secretary.

Bello is said to have fallen out with stakeholders and civil servants in the state as he owes civil servants and pensioners many months’ arrears. According to reports, Civil servants on Tuesday staged a protest to demand the immediate payment of their salaries

Also, the National Union of Local Government Employees named Kogi as the biggest defaulter of unpaid salaries and pensions while the Nigeria Labour Congress claims the state owes between eight to 38 months of unpaid salaries and pensions, a claim the state government has denied.

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