Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, officially declared interest to contest the gubernatorial seat for a second term.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had fixed Saturday, November 2, 2019 for the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa.

Addressing stakeholders at the banquet hall of the government house, Lokoja, during the inauguration of Kogi State House of Assembly Commission, Governor Bello said his declaration came after thorough consultations with the leadership of his party both at all level and calls from the people of Kogi State that he should run for another term.

Bello 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.

In his word, “I would like to inform the good people of the State, the All Progressive Congress family and supporters from the state, the local government areas down to the wards and polling units, as well as various stakeholders, opinion moulders, families and friends of my interest to run for a second term in office as the Executive Governor of Kogi State”.


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