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Yahaya Bello has been sworn in as the new Governor of Kogi State.

Bello’s inauguration is currently ongoing at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja, the state capital.


The new governor was sworn in by the Chief Justice of the state, Justice Nasir Ajana.

Bello was sworn in without a deputy due to the refusal of James Faleke to fill the position.

Controversy has surrounded the Kogi governorship since the death of previous All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the state, Abubakar Audu.

Audu died on November 22, 2015, after contesting alongside Faleke in the previous elections which were subsequently declared inconclusive.

Bello was then chosen by the APC under authorization by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The decision however didn’t sit well with Faleke who’s insisting that he should be sworn in as governor.

Faleke had said earlier that he would not be attending the Inauguration ceremony.

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