First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the people of Kogi to re-elect Yahaya Bello and forgive him for not paying salaries to the state workers on time.
Aisha said this during the All Progressives Congress rally in Lokoja on Thursday.
Okay.ng had earlier reported that the governor of Kaduna state, Nasiru El-Rufai, went down on his knees to plead with Kogi People to forgive Yahaya Bello for his wrongs.
Aisha speaking to the crowd said:
“Let me refer back to Kaduna State governor’s speech where he had to kneel and say the people should forgive and forget.
“Also, my husband used to emphasise on salaries. It took a while before the Kogi salaries could be settled after a long time of verification.
“But this time, vote for him for continuity of payment of salary on time.”
She then called upon the governor, in her words, “I want Yahaya Bello to talk to you about timely payment of salary.”
Speaking to the crowd, the governor said, “We have been paying on time. “The civil servants can attest to that.
“Your Excellency, you directed, you supported and we cleared the salary arrears and we shall continue to pay on time.”