The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificates of return to Kogi State governor-elect, Yahaya Bello, and the deputy governor-elect, Edward Onoja.
Zonal National Commissioner of INEC for Kogi, Niger, and Kwara States, Mohammed Haruna, presented the certificates to them in a ceremony on Thursday.
Mr Haruna said it marked the beginning of a new era in the state.
Bello, while receiving the certificate of return, commended the people of Kogi State for his re-election with a promise to reciprocate the gesture through provision of good governance.
He solicited the cooperation of the people across the three senatorial districts of the state assuring that no axis of the state would be left out in the new dispensation irrespective of ethnic or political affiliations.
Bello vowed to work seriously with the security agencies to fish out perpetrators of violence that greeted the November 16 governorship polls either before, during and after the election.
Chairman of Interparty Advisory Council (IPAC) in Kogi, Ibrahim Itodo, called on Bello to unify all as the state’s number one citizen.
Bello and Onoja will be sworn in on January 27, 2020.