The write up put up by one Ozigi Abdulmalik requires a swift response, hence the need for this rejoinder. It baffles me how half baked and self acclaimed professional journalists and bloggers rush to publish articles without making proper investigations.

I was taken aback to read part of the said article where the writer was struggling hard to batter the image of the Majority Leader of Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Bello Hassan Abdullahi Balogun. I want to put it straight to the general publuc that Hon. Bello Hassan Abdullahi Balogun is a democrat of great repute. He is a man of many good parts who had made his mark in the politics of Kogi State and therefore will not rubbish his political reputation, not at this critical time that all hands should be on deck to support our amiable Governor, Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello.

There is no iota of truth in the falsehood being peddled by desperate and mischievous elements and the general public should disregard the write up in its entirety.

Hon. Bello Hassan Abdullahi Balogun will never stoop so low to be involved in such unhealthy act. The true picture of what happened was the said driver, one Mr Aliyu Salihu was only told to park his car rightly at UBA, Old STB Branch, Lokoja so that other vehicles could pass and he flared up and attacked the police officers attached to the bank and one of the police officers attached to Hon. Bello Hassan Abdullahi Balogun who had excorted his boss to the bank. The Majority Leader had to intervene to settle the dust that was raised when the drama between Mr. Aliyu and the police officers of the bank was pulled crowd to the spot. He only advised the elderly man. Only for some elements to twist the story to satisfy their own selfish interest.

It is not also true that anyone had made effort to contact the Majority Leader of Kogi State House of Assembly Hon. Bello Hassan Abdullahi Balogun. His office is wide open to receive journalist and his phone lines and that of his P.As are equally available.

Hon. Bello Hassan Abdullahi Balogun is a loyal party man who will not in any form dent the image of his political party (APC) and the government of Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello.

Credit: Tijani Akpata
Media Aide.

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