KOGI: GOV. YAHAYA BELLO’S CHIEF OF STAFF ‘ONOJA’ RESIGNS

Written by on October 18, 2019

Chief Edward Onoja, Chief of Staff to Gov. Yahaya Bello, has resigned his position less than
one month to the Kogi governorship election. Onoja resigned to enable him emerge as running
mate to the governor who is seeking reelection on the platform All Progressives Congress
(APC). This was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs
Folashade Arike who named former Director General (Protocol), Abdulkareem Jamiu as the
new Chief of Staff to the governor. Dr Gabriel Ottah had been appointed to replace Jamiu as
new DG Protocol. Onojo emerged as running mate to Gov. Bello as a result of the rift between
the governor and his deputy, Elder Simon Achuba who is currently facing impeachment
proceedings. Oyo-Ita’s investigation is evidence-based, no one influenced us – EFCC(Opens in
a new browser tab) The letter reads; “Consequent upon the resignation of the former Chief of
Staff to the Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward Onoja, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello
has approved the appointment of former Director General (Protocol), Pharm. Abdulkareem
Jamiu as Chief of Staff to Excellency. “His Excellency has also approved the appointment of Dr
Gabriel Ottah as DG Protocol to His Excellency. “The appointment takes effect from Oct. 14,
2019.


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