BREAKING: Yahaya Bello Cast His Vote in Kogi State Amid Tight Security

BREAKING: Yahaya Bello Cast His Vote in Kogi State Amid Tight Security journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Kogi state, Lokoja - The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, cast his vote in the Okene Agassa, Okene local government area of the state, on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

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Yahaya Bello has cast his vote in Kogi state. Photo credit: Alhaji Yahaya Bello
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Governor Bello, wife, others arrive polling unit

Governor Bello conducted his civic responsibility at his LGA amid tight security in the area.

In a report monitored by correspondent on Arise News TV, the governor was accompanied by his wife, who also voted, and other security personnel in what was observed to be a seamless exercise in the area.

Although the governor is not returning as a sitting governor, he has his preferred candidate, Usman Ododo, the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress.

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However, who he voted for remains unknown as it is a secret ballot, The Cable report added.

Voters vote in Kogi state

As reported by PM News, voting commenced early at Polling Unit 11 Okene Agassa, where Governor Bello will cast his vote in the ongoing November 11 governorship election.

INEC officials arrived as early as 7:30am and commenced the voting process at exactly 8:30am.

The process is currently going smoothly, as confirmed by reporters in the area.

Military intercepts 3 ‘unidentified’ vehicles, arrests occupants

Earlier, reported that the military special forces had intercepted unidentified black land cruisers on election duty in Kogi state.

According to the report, the military personnel intercepted the vehicles on Saturday morning at Itakpe Junction en route to the Okene area of the state.

INEC officials stranded in Kogi over transportation to polling units also reported that electoral officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are reportedly stranded in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

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INEC officials assigned to different polling units in Lokoja for the November 11 governorship elections are currently facing a predicament at the Ajayi Crowther Memorial School.

Despite receiving the necessary electoral materials, including corps members and other ad-hoc staff hired for the election, the officials find themselves stranded due to a lack of transportation to their designated polling units.


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