Yahaya Bello has been chosen to replace Abubakar Audu as the Kogi governorship candidate for the supplementary election in the state.
Bello came second in the August 29, 2015 Kogi APC primaries. Here are things to know about him:
1. He was born on the 18th of June, 1975 to the family of Alhaji Bello and Hajiya Hauwa.
2. He hails from Igbirra, Okene local government area in Kogi central senatorial district.
3. He attended Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) primary school, Aga$$a in Okene LGA and finished in 1989.
4. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the same institution.
5. He did his one year National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme at Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in Abuja.
6. He is a businessman and the Managing Director of FairPlus International Ltd. He is also the chairman of Kogi Youth Arise Forum and a member of the Chartered Fellow of a$$ociation of National Accountant of Nigeria (ANAN).
7. He worked at the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission where he rose to the position of a$$istant Chief Accountant.