The faceoff between the Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello, and the state’s chief judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, continued on Tuesday as the judge was walked out of a function at the Government House in Lokoja.
According to reports:
- Ajanah was officially invited to the swearing-in of the new Grand Khadi of the state by the protocol officer of the Government House.
- He arrived promptly and was seated alongside other government officials before the governor’s arrival.
- Minutes before Gov. Bello arrived however, his chief security officer allegedly approached Ajanah, informing him that the governor directed that he shouldn’t be allowed to attend the event.
- The chief justice consequently left the Government House.
Bottomline: So far, Gov. Bello’s attempt to remove the chief judge has failed. Unless he gets his way, temper tantrums like this are expected.