The controversial governorship election held on 21 November 2015 in Kogi state has attracted a lot of criticisms in recent times. Its initial outcome confounded even the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Going forward, the circumstance surrounding the emergence of Yahaya Bello as Governor has continued to be a hot topic for lawyers and political analysts alike. In lieu of this, INFORMATION NIGERIA brings you 3 times Kogi State made history with the governorship election…
– The time the initial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Abubakar Audu died during the collation of election result by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s, leading to the election declared inconclusive.
– The time APC picked Bello as replacement for its late candidate, Mr. Audu. This decision made Bello the first governorship candidate to contest election without campaigning.
– The time Yahaya Bello, the fourth democratically elected governor of the state was sworn in without a deputy, making it the first time in Nigeria’s political history that an elected governor would be inaugurated without a deputy.
It would interest you to know that Yahaya Bello is only 40year-old!!!