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Muhammadu Buhari celebrate Kogi governor elect Yahaya Bello’s victory



President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, November 21, again congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello following his re-election as governor of Kogi state.

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The Nigerian president formally congratulated Bello when the re-elected governor alongside the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, held a meeting behind closed doors.

Governor Yahaya Bello presented his INEC certificate of return to the president at the meeting.

Fivestardiary had reported that INEC declared Bello winner after recording the highest number of votes in the Kogi governorship election with 406,222 to defeat Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 189,704 in the poll.

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As collated by INEC, it means Bello defeated Wada with a total of 216,518. Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came a distant third in the election with 9482 votes.

Meanwhile, following his victory at the polls, the INEC has presented the certificate of return to Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello.

The governor received the certificate on Thursday, November 21, approximately, three days after he was declared the winner of the governorship election in the state.

Bello was presented with the certificate at a ceremony, which was held at the INEC office in Lokoja, the state capital, by INEC’s national commissioner in charge of Nasarawa, Kogi, and Kwara states, Mohammed Haruna.

In another news report, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has held a meeting over the party’s loss in the Saturday, November 16, Kogi and Bayelsa elections.

The meeting was summoned by the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, to review the outcome of the elections.

Fivestardiary gathered that the party boss is expected to brief journalists on the outcome of the meeting.