Former governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada yesterday in Lokoja revealed that he had to run away from the state because some people were threatening his life shortly after last year November 21 governorship election.
Wada who revealed this while speaking at the PDP stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja, said if he had not left the state and flew out of the country at that time, he would have been dead by now.
According to him, “It was very wise and strategic for me to go under for sometimes because there were pockets of threats to my life, and I had to secretly relocated to the UK for about four months to save my head and also take some rest, because I was virtually working for 18 hours every day in my four years administration without rest”
Wada who debunked rumour of his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission or any security organisation also denied the rumour that he was sick, “In my four months sojourn abroad, some people were insunuating that I ran away to evade arrest from the EFCC and ICPC, some even said I took ill because we lost in the election, but I want to tell you that no security organisation has so far invited me for questioning, neither was I sick, because I served the state with all my abilities and conscience and I have no need to fear anybody”.
Wada who said he was ready to face the probe panel set up by his successor, Yahaya Bello to look into his four years tenure, however said the exercise will end in futility, “ In life you look forward and not backward. If you keep looking into the rear mirror while driving you will definitely crash. I have nothing to hide, I’m ready to face their probe but I know nothing will come out of the exercise, its just mere distraction”.