Kogi: Gov Elect Yahaya Bello Prefers Simon Achuba as James Faleke’s replacement?


If reports reaching SavidNews desk is anything to go by as plan have been concluded to whom becomes the deputy to the Kogi State governor-elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, following the withdrawal of deputy governor elect James Faleke.

Bello seems to have settled for Hon Simon Achuba who hails from Ibaji local government area of Kogi State as his running mate ahead of the January 27 swearing ceremony.
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SavidNews reliably gathered that his chances were boosted following the failure of the Okun people in Kogi West to produce a consensus candidate with eight nominees seeking for the coveted position.

It would be recalled that the nomination of Hon James Faleke after the demise of his principal, Prince Abubakar Audu, to be deputy to Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has been subject of litigation.

According to sources the final decision to pick Hon Simon Achuba, from among three other favoured people, Hon Benjamin Ikani, Hon Aisha Abubakar and Hon Tim Idiche, was influenced by the fact that Achuba had been two time member of the House of Assembly in Kogi State which gave him the edge.

However another twist to the matter arose from increasing speculation rocking the origin of the potential deputy governor elect as Achuba was reported to have hailed from Aguleri, Anambra state.

Sources also revealed that as a sign of readiness for the onerous task of deputy governor some security operatives have been detailed to the incoming deputy-governor’s house to keep vigil.

Meanwhile, all is set for January 27, 2016, inauguration of Governor-elect Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

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