12 Striking Things To Know About Kogi Gov-Elect ‘Bello’ As INEC Declares Faleke His Deputy

INEC Kogi Election

The Independent National Elector*l Commission () has on Sunday, December 6, declared the governor-elect of Kogi state following the supplementary elections held in the state on Saturday, December 5, 2015.


Kogi Election Yahaya Bello
Kogi state governor elect,

Here are 12 striking things you should know about :

  1. 40 years old Yahaya, was born on the 18th of June, 1975 to the family of Alhaji Bello and Hajiya Hauwa.
  2. was chosen to replace as the Kogi governorship candidate for the supplementary election in the state.
  3. Bello came second in the August 29, 2015 Kogi APC primaries.
  4. He hails from Igbirra, Okene local government area in Kogi central senatorial district.
  5. He attended Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) primary school, Aga$$a in Okene LGA and finished in 1989.
  6. Bello enrolled for ‘A’ level exams at the in 1995 and got admission into the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria in 1996 to study accounting. He graduated in 1999 — the year Nigeria returned to democracy.
  7. He did his one year National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme at Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in Abuja.
  8. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Master’s degree in from the same institution.
  9. He is a businessman and the Managing Director of FairPlus International Ltd. He is also the chairman of Kogi Youth Arise Forum and a member of the of a$$ociation of National Accountant of Nigeria (ANAN).
  10. He worked at the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission where he rose to the position of a$$istant .
  11. Bello, who went through the “new” 6-3-3-4 education system, is the first product of the system to be elected governor. The system — introduced in 1989 by the military government of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida — restructured the schooling period from six years in primary, five in secondary and three in university to six in primary, three in junior secondary, three in senior secondary and four in the university.
  12. He loves boxing: His hobbies include reading, travelling, driving and . And, interestingly, boxing. It is not too clear though if he only likes watching boxing — or if he likes boxing. Whichever way, his hands are now packed with political punches.
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In the meantime, has declared that remains Kogi deputy governor elect despite the latter publicly withdrawing his participation in the elections. The Cable reports.


Amina Zakari, the national commissioner, declared that Faleke remained Bello’s deputy because his party, the APC, had not withdrawn his nomination even though he had written to the elector*l umpire informing it of his intention to pull out of the race.

“Unless the party withdraws a candidate, his letter is not enough, and unless the proper channel is followed which is through the party,” she said.

Faleke was running mate to late , and had asked to be declared governor-elect after Audu’s death.

He’d also filed a suit against conducting the supplementary elections. The suit had been rejected.


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