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Kogi: How Yahaya Bello Reacted After Smart Adeyemi Defeated Dino Melaye

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Bello Happy With APC Victory In Kogi

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has revealed what he expects to happen in Kogi State as Smart Adeyemi defeated Dino Melaye in the Kogi-West senatorial rerun election.

Governor Bello disclosed that with the three senators from Kogi State now from the All Progressives Congress (APC),  the state is now in a good position to attract more developmental projects through synergy.

Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Adeyemi winner of the election after he polled 88,373 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Melaye, who recorded 62,133 votes in the results declared by the returning officer, Prof. Olajide Lawal.

In his reaction to the result of the polls, Governor Bello in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed on Sunday, said the victory is ”a collective manifestation of intellectual, moral and cultural virtues, and mandate given by the good people of Kogi West.”

While appreciating the people of the state for voting the APC candidate in the senatorial re-run election, the governor also used the opportunity to restate his commitment to deliver good governance to the people of the state.

”The APC as a party is particularly grateful to the people of Kogi West for their peaceful conduct at the polls and embracing the promise of the party to work assiduously to ensure development of the area and the state in general.”

”Now that we are having all three APC senators representing Kogi at the National Assembly, my administration will work in synergy with them and other APC lawmakers to attract more projects to our state, to make life more meaningful for its citizens,” the statement said.




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