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Yahaya Bello inherited votes to be governor of Kogi state – Ngige

– The minister of labour and productivity, Chief Chris Ngige, is known for his bluntness

– At the solemn occasion of the burial of his subordinate and junior minister, James Ocholi, Ngige tried to liven up the crowd filled with sad people

– Among other jokes he shared, he jokingly said Governor Yahaya Bello inherited votes to be the governor of Kogi state

It was not all tears, crying and wailing at the funeral of the late minister of state for labour and productivity, James Ocholi, his wife, Blessing and son, Joshua.

Ngige who was giving the vote of thanks at the end of the event, virtually joked about every personality he recognised.

Ngige giving the vote of thanks at the event

Ngige giving the vote of thanks at the event as TUC president, Bobboi Bala Kaigama (behnd) looks on

READ ALSO: Gov Yahaya Bello supporters in solidarity visit to Kogi election tribunal (photos)

Speaking on the support the Ocholi burial committee got from Governor Yahaya Bello, Ngige referred to the Kogi state chief executive, as ”a governor who inherited votes”.

He said: ”On behalf of the burial committee of the late James Ocholi, we want to thank Governor Yahaya Bello for the support he gave us.

”Whatever support we requested from the governor he gave us without hesitation. He is a lucky man, he is a child of circumstance. He is a governor that inherited votes and whether anyone likes it not, he will remain as governor at least for the next four years.”

Ngige’s comments elicited laughter from the crowd and even drawing a smile from Governor Bello himself.

Governor Bello ascension into power came as as result of the death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the then governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The national leadership of the APC settled for Bello because he came second at the primary election of the party leading to the gubernatorial polls.

The decision pitched the party’s hierarchy  against the running mate to the late Audu, Honourable James Faleke and Audu’s political family, who declared his first son as Faleke’s deputy.

READ ALSO: National Industrial Court honours late James Ocholi (photos)

Faleke has since gone to court challenging the decision of the party.

Meanwhile, a testimony by the chief of staff Governor Bello, Edward Onoja, at the Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal, suggests that his boss didn’t vote at the state’s election held last year.

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