Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state was on Monday, January 27 sworn in for another term in office in Lokoja, the state capital.
Bello as well as his running mate in the November 2019 election, Edward Onoja, were sworn in by the chief justice of the state, Channels TV reports.
The event was attended by some governors and top government officials among other dignitaries.
INEC had declared Yahaya Bello, candidate APC of the winner of the governorship election in Kogi state.
The electoral commission stated that Bello of the APC polled the highest number of votes in the election with 406,222 to defeat Musa Wada of the PDP, who scored 189,704 in the election.
Meanwhile, a report by This Day has claimed that all is not well between Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his deputy, Chief Edward Onoja.
According to the report, there is a silent war between Governor Bello and Onoja over appointments.
Sources quoted in the report revealed that Bello rejected the names Onoja recommended for key positions.
The governor had unceremoniously cleared his cabinet, with insiders saying the cleanout is the duo to the hostility between the duo.
Bello from the minority Ebira tribe and Onoja from the majority Igala tribe have been friends for long, but it is looking like politics is about to rubbish their friendship.
In another report, Kogi governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has warned that his administration would deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements in the state, adding that he would not negotiate with bandits under any guise.
The governor made the statement at the just concluded Northcentral Security Summit held in Lafia, Nasarawa state on Wednesday, January 22.
Governor Bello said with the cooperation of the security agencies, traditional rulers and citizens of the state, the Kogi government dealt with insecurity which was commonplace before his administration came on board.
In another news on security, President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the deployment of air power against bandits attacking Niger state in the last few weeks.
A statement by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu revealed that the president has received assurances that with the harmattan dust gradually easing, fighter aircraft would soon join the efforts to provide effective air attacks against the bandits.
The bandits' have in the past few weeks, had a field day attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger state.
Buhari described the repeated attacks leading to the losses of several lives in the communities “as a disaster for the nation.”
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