Lokoja - Kogi State Governor-elect, Yahaya Bello on Wednesday received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission as the new governor of the state, reports Channels TV.
Bello was issued the certificate at the state headquarters of INEC in Lokoja, the state capital.
Bello was on Sunday declared winner of the last supplementary election in the 19 local government areas on Saturday.
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Bello’s deputy in the election,James Faleke, however, boycotted the event.
While presenting the certificate, INEC National Commissioner from the North Central, Prof. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine, scored the commission high in the conduct and the declaration of the election result.
In his acceptance speech, Bello lauded the electorate for believing in him and the All Progressives Congress (APC), promising to lead the state towards a new direction.
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- News 24