Kogi State Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, has said there is no rift between him and his boss, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.
Onoja made this known during the thanksgiving service of Emonyoku family thanksgiving day held at Emonyoku-Ogugu in the Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State.
“I thank God Almighty who elevated Governor Bello to the position of Kogi State Governor and would have no reason whatsoever to be in any rift with him” the deputy governor said.
At the event, he announced that Governor Yahaya Bello donated Honda vehicle to the Pastor of the United Evangelical Church, Emanyoku; Peugeot 406 to the National President of the Emanyoku family union; and a 32-seater bus to the Emanyoku Community Secondary School.
Onoja further said as a former Chief of Staff and now Deputy Governor, he had continued to serve his boss and Kogi State faithfully and with the fear of God.
He called on Kogi people to continue to support the new direction of the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello.
“I advise people to avoid spreading non-existing stories between me and my boss,” Onoja said, adding that “no one can put asunder the good and positive relationship which has helped in the physical development of Kogi State in the last seven years”.
On the thanksgiving day, Onoja said God had done a lot for Emonyoku community in terms of physical development and hence the reason for the annual thanksgiving by members of the community.
The thanksgiving day witnessed presentation of awards, the raising of over six million naira scholarship fund for indigent students of Emonyoku community, and a session of worship.
The members representing Bassa and Olamaboro constituencies, Ranji Daniya and Anthony Ujah respectively, and other notable dignitaries graced the occasion.