There was anxiety in Kogi State on Sunday 6, following the non-appearance of Governor Yahaya Bello in public in the last 2 weeks.
Sources said the governor might have been flown abroad to treat an unrevealed illness.
All state functions have been placed on hold leaving the Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba, with only the duty of receiving visitors on behalf of his boss.
However, the governor’s spokesperson, Kingsley Fanwo, has denied that the governor is nursing any illness.
In a statement issued on Sunday night, Fanwo urged the general public to discountenance “the rumour,” describing it as lacking any iota of truth.
“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 need to state clearly here for the dodging of doubt that the rumour lacks any iota of truth. It’s a mirrored image of the depth the enemies of Kogi State have gone in their desperate anxiety against fate.
Fanwo adscititious, “The governor is hale and hearty, healthy and unwavering in his vigour to form Kogi State the Confluence of Excellence.
“I urge all Kogites of goodwill to discountenance the rumour as His influential person can come from his period of time break on the twelfth of November, 2016.”