This was an unforgettable event as the new governor-elect of Kogi state was unable to hold his tears while taking the oath of office as the fourth executive governor of the state. Bello makes history becoming the youngest governor in Nigeria at 40-years-old.
He recalled memories from his childhood until now on the podium.
Governor Bello appealed to his supporters, the people of Kogi State, and Nigerian citizens when he described how he grew up a poor child of a single-mother without help in very hard-life conditions. He believes with his background he is among few if any that ever became governor of a Nigerian state at such a young age, especially not born into an elite class.
While testifying to his story of life, Bello commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other supporters.
He then pledged to remain humble and loyal to every member of Kogi sate, and Nigerian citizens at large in order to bring the ultimate change to the state as promised.
The All Progressive Party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigwe-Oyegun also emphasized in his speech that Governor Bello is a gift from God in order to bring reality to the growth of Kogi state.
In further developments, the running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu, James Faleke reacted that even though he did not agree with Bello becoming governor, nobody from Bello’s party, APC, reached out to him regarding the inauguration and he was not invited either by letter or other media for the inauguration.