History was made in Kogi state today (Wednesday), January 27, as Business man and politician, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, was sworn in as the Governor of the state without a deputy.
The inauguration ceremony, which was held at the 25,000 capacity Confluence Stadium, attracted thousands of residents including the the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and other APC chieftains.
However, the deputy governorship candidate of the party in the governorship election, Mr. James Faleke, made real his threat not to present himself for swearing in with the governor.
Mr Faleke was absent at Wednesday’s ceremony, and no replacement was announced at the event.
The legal implication of his absent remained unknown, however, it is the first time in Nigeria’s political history that an elected governor would be inaugurated without a deputy.
It would be recalled, Faleke had condemned the choice of Bello as replacement for the late Prince Abubakar Audu, insisting that the party was supposed to have made him the governorship candidate following Audu’s death.