Published on Jan 05, 2018 Greenbarge Reporters
Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has wondered where masquerades would spend the N2 million he was alleged to have given to them recently.
The governor asked rhetorically, when he fielded questions from news men at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today, Friday: “I don’t know how a masquerade will go and spend money? Is it in the grave? They are supposed to be spirits and I don’t know how masquerades will spend money.”
Governor Yahaya Bello responded to a question as to what was the rationale behind giving masquerades N2 million and vehicle each for which he was criticized.
The governor responded: “I think I’m just hearing that for the first time. But let me just tell you that in Kogi State, first we promote culture, two we don’t give millions to masquerades. In our culture, masquerades are ancestors. There is nothing of that nature at all.”
On what he thought about President Muhammadu Buhari contesting the 2019 election for his second tenure, Yahaya Bello said: “I’m sure you are following us as we are receiving decampees from PDP and all other political parties.
“And any time we hold any decamping rally in any local government, you will see the mammoth crowd that turns out.
“So, Kogi State has already endorsed President Buhari for second term. We are just waiting for the time to come.
“You are going to see the votes that will come out of Kogi State. It will dwarf that of Katsina State, I can assure you.”
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