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Potential Trouble Looms for Former Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello

Signs of Trouble Ahead for Former Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello

Recent developments suggest that Yahaya Bello, the immediate past governor of Kogi State, may be facing challenges from influential figures within the All Progressives Congress (APC), just weeks after leaving office. Sources reveal dissatisfaction within the party regarding Bello’s past decisions and ambitions, despite his close ties to the Buhari administration.

While Bello remains a prominent figure in the APC, his actions during his tenure have reportedly upset certain factions, particularly concerning his presidential aspirations and disregard for party endorsements. Additionally, his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and alleged economic mismanagement have stirred further discontent.

Moreover, Bello’s involvement in the recent gubernatorial election in Kogi State, where he backed his successor, has deepened rifts within the party and exacerbated tribal tensions. Many within the APC are reportedly opposed to Bello’s continued influence, with some even actively supporting opposition candidates in protest.

The situation has intensified with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently amending charges to include Bello in a case involving the alleged misappropriation of N80 billion belonging to the Kogi State Government. While the reasons behind this move remain unclear, it raises further questions about Bello’s political future and potential legal entanglements.

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