The looming quagmire around the second term bid of Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello might have been compounded as he was alleged to have sent off the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, from an event on Tuesday.
The act which took everyone by surprise occurred at the Kogi Government House in Lokoja when the new-Qadi of the state was about to be sworn-in.
According to information gathered, the Chief judge was officially invited for the event alongside other top government officials in the Judiciary sector.
Ajana, according to a source, was already seated at the event before the arrival of Governor Yahaya Bello. But briefly, before the governor arrived, the Chief Security Officer to the governor allegedly approached the Chief Judge and told him that the governor asked him to leave the event as he was not supposed to grace it.
The Chief Judge, Justice Ajanah in swift abeyance, vacated the event to his office to avoid an issue with the governor.
Meanwhile, the Director-General Media and Publicity to the governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, debunked the allegation.
He said the Chief Judge must have left the event due to a personal reason.
“Yes the Chief Judge of Kogi State was in Government House on Tuesday for the inauguration of the new Grand Qadi of the state. But before the program commenced, he left. So the CJ will be in best position to explain why he left before the commencement of the program. The governor has tremendous respect for the chief judge of the state and will never do something of such”, he said.
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