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Kogi Elections: Yahaya Bello Set For Massive Win With Over 180,000 Votes

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State is on the verge of getting re-elected as governor.

According to the results thus far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Bello is ahead of the other 23 candidates with 184,430 votes margin.

INEC has revealed the results of 9 out of 21 local government areas in the state.

From the results announced, the incumbent governor received a total of 245,269 votes, followed by Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who came second with 60,839 votes.

The governor received the highest votes from Okene, his local government with 112,764 votes, while his PDP opponent, Wada got only 139 votes.

Congratulations to him in advance.

Kogi, is a state in the central region (Middle-Belt) of Nigeria. It is popularly called the Confluence State because of the confluence of River Niger and River Benue at its capital, Lokoja, which is the first administrative capital of modern-day Nigeria.

Agriculture is the main part of the state economy with fishing in the riverine areas like Lokoja, Idah, Baji,etc., and the state also has coal, petroleum, steel and other mineral industries.

The main ethnic groups are Igala, Ebira, and Okun.

The state was created in 1991 from parts of Kwara State and Benue State. The state as presently constituted, comprises the people of the Kabba Province of Northern Nigeria. One of the first Qadi in the Kogi State was Faruk Imam.

There are three main ethnic groups and languages in Kogi: Igala, Ebira, and Okun (a Yoruba Group) with other such as Bassa-Nge, a people of Nupe extraction in Lokoja and Bassa Local Government Area, Bassa-Komo of Bassa Local Government Area, Gwari, Kakanda, Oworo people(A Yoruba Group), Ogori, Magongo, Idoma and the pure NUPE people of Eggan community under Lokoja Local Government.

   
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