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Yahaya Bello Asks Appointees To Show Result Of Election From Their Polling Unit To Get Reappointed

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Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello has asked all his appointees to submit a report of their performance in the last election.
Bello won the governorship election held in November in order to get reappointed.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared Bello winner of the governorship election with a 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who secured 189,704, and Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who got 9,482.

The governor won in 12 local government areas out of the 21 in the state.

In a memo entitled, ‘submission of your stewardship to New Dimension administration’, signed by Folashade Ayoade, secretary to the state government directed all departments and agencies to submit a report detailing their ”stewardship”.

”Following the decision reached at the state executive council meeting held on Wednesday 27 November. His Execellency, Yahaya Bello, Executive Governor of Kogi state has directed all heads of ministries, departments and agencies to submit in details their stewardship to the New Direction administration in respect of their ministries,” the letter read.

“Report should include: local government;office (s) held; duration; ward; polling unit; result of election in PU and ward.”

The election, in which Bello emerged winner, was criticised by some civil society organisations for widespread irregularities and violence.

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