Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello
Governor Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello declares to run for second term

NEWS DIGEST – Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Wednesday, declared his intention to seek re-election, saying his current performance would return him to the Government House.

A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, said Mr Bello made the declaration at the banquet hall of the Government House in Lokoja during the inauguration of the Kogi State House of Assembly Commission.

Governor Bello said his declaration came after ‘thorough consultations’ with the leadership of his party both at the national and state levels and calls from the people of Kogi State on him to run again.

The governor, in his declaration, also pointed out that following the official release of the State’s Election time table by the electoral umpire, it became necessary to make his intentions known.

“I would like to inform the good people of the State, the All Progressives Congress family and supporters from the state, the Local Government Areas down to the wards and polling units, as well as various stakeholders, opinion molders, families and friends of my interest to run for a second term in office as the Executive Governor of Kogi State,” he was quoted as saying.