Politics are among the main newsmakers in Nigeria. Discover who Yahaya Bello is.
Have you heard recent news concerning Yahaya Bello? Is he just a businessman? Or has he managed to advance in political career? Get to know the latest facts about his life.
Yahaya Bello biography
He was born in Kogi state in city of Okene. He's been famous politician and businessman in Nigeria. However, his status has changed in the recent times. Now Alhaji Yahaya Bello (his full name) is also Governor of Kogi State.
He obtained his education in Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna State.
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How old is Yahaya Bello?
He was born in 1975 and he's currently 40. Many people say it is just the right time to become prominent on the political scene.
Is Yahaya Bello married?
Bello is a family man. He has a wife, whose name is Amina Oyiza Bello.
Who is Yahaya Bello in Nigeria?
As we have mentioned, Yahaya is a businessman and politician. In 2015, he won the elections for Kogi State Governor office. The fact is that he has been selected by All Progressives Congress to replace the other candidate, who has died. It was Abubakar Audu, who was elected as a Governor twice. Thus, APC members have decided, Yahaya Bello is the best alternative.
However, the inauguration of the candidate has been held just recently. It has taken place at Confluence Stadium. Thousands of Nigerians have come to watch it. Some influential people, such as National Chairman and some other APC members have attended it as well. Only deputy governorship candidate was absent in on that day. Mr. James Faleke is still against choice of the party. He claims that he must have been selected as a replacement of late Audu. However, he can do nothing about this.
The historical ceremony started at about 8 a.m. Police officers, operatives of the Department of State Services, and Civil Defense corps provided appropriate level of security. Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajanah, administered the candidate while he was taking oath.
Moreover, on that day, state government ordered to close all schools and markets at Ganaja and Lokongoma areas of the city.
What can we expect from the new candidate rule? Is he going to make the state prosperous and well-developed? Let’s wait and see the results of his work.