The wife of Kogi State governor, Hajiya Rashidat Bello, was stopped from performing a function in the state.
According to reports, Youths in Ayangba, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Saturday, barricaded all access routes to the town disallowing Governor Yahaya Bello’s wife, Hajiya Rashidat Bello convoy from entering the commercial city.
The governor’s wife was on its way to the town to distribute items to some orphans in an orphanage home, to mark the 25th anniversary of the state creation was stopped.
Mrs Rashidat, noticing the seriousness in the combat ready youths and for fear of being lynched immediately ordered the entourage to return back to Lokoja.
The same scenario also played out when she had a maiden trip to Ekinrin-Ade, in Ijumu local government area.
Leader of the youth group, Jibrin Ojadale, a physically-challenged man on wheelchair, said ; “we will not allow her distribute any item to our people unless governor Bello pay the state workers and pensioners their outstanding salary arrears.
“We also want him to account for the N20 billion bailout given to him by the federal government.”
A youth, Peters David, said in an interview, “Bello is a wicked governor, we will not allow his wife or any of his aides enter our community. We don’t want any Kogi State governor’s aides around here, because the governor has failed us”.
“Our people are dying every day due to lack of salary. Armed robbers and kidnapers have taken over the stateo,” he said