Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello says the state has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.
Addressing State House correspondents on Friday after praying juma’at with Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Bello said the president would get more votes in Kogi than in Katsina State in 2019.
He said: “I’m sure you’re following us as we’re receiving decampees from PDP and all other political parties. And any time we hold any decamping rally in any local government, you’ll see the mammoth crowd that turns out.
“So, Kogi State has already endorsed President Buhari for second term. We’re just waiting for the time to come. You’re going to see the votes that’ll come out of Kogi State, it’ll dwarf that of Katsina State, I can assure you.”
The governor also stated that at present, his administration was “up to date as far as salary is concerned”, saying he borrowed up to N10 billion to achieve this.
“In the month of December, like Mr. President magnanimously assisted us with another tranche of Paris Club Refund, our own figure was N1.2 billion and some other change on top. We didn’t just stop at that, we borrowed up to N10bn and we added November/December allocation to our figures and we were able to clear four months at a stretch before Christmas and some left over were cleared before this January in Kogi State.
“As you all know the salary was very bogus and according to the figure we had we were able to distribute it among these months. So glory to God as far as Kogi State is concerned,” the governor said.