The police in Kogi state on Friday, November 15, beefed up security as the state governorship election is coming up tomorrow, Saturday, November 16.
See the photos of the heavy security below:
Earlier, The Herald reported first Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Thursday, November 14, begged the people of Kogi to forgive governor Yahaya Bello over unpaid salaries.
Mrs Buhari explained that Bello was unable to pay salaries because of the verification exercise that was organised for civil servants in the state.
The president’s wife made this known at the All Progressives Congress rally in Lokoja, shortly after Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, had knelt down before the crowd, asking them to forgive their governor.
She 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.”
Mrs. Buhari subsequently invited the governor to the podium, saying, “I want Yahaya Bello to talk to you about timely payment of salary.”