There is palpable fear in Kogi state currently over the whereabouts of Governor Yahya Bello who some believe is ill – The state government has reacted through the governor’s spokesperson, Kingsley Fanwo, but this is yet to douse the tension There has been panic across Kogi state, Nigeria over the whereabouts of Yahaya Bello, the governor. Reports say Governor Bello had not been seen in public for over two weeks thus fueling speculations that he may be ill.The speculation was further boosted by the fact that many, even in government, could not tell where he actually travelled to. Daily Times reports sources as saying that the governor might have been flown abroad to treat an undisclosed ailment.In his absence, all state functions have been

put on hold and the report says this had left Simon Achuba, the state deputy governor, with only the duty of receiving visitors on behalf of his boss.PM NEWS quotes Fanwo as saying: “My attention has been drawn to the spurious rumour that there are concerns over the health of the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. “I want to state clearly here for the avoidance of doubt that the rumour lacks any iota of truth. It is a reflection of the depth the enemies of Kogi state have gone in their desperate angst against fate.“The governor is hale and hearty, healthy and unwavering in his vigour to make Kogi state the Confluence of Excellence. “I urge all Kogites of goodwill to discountenance the rumour as His Excellency will return from his two weeks break on the 12th of November, 2016.” He however did not mention the specific whereabouts of the governor.