Bello Ireyi is New Ohi-elect of Adavi

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Alhaji Bello Mohammed Oreyi has been appointed the new Ohi of Adavi in Kogi State.



Ireyi emerged the new Ohi on Tuesday after beating nine other contestants in an election conducted by the Council of Kingmakers in the community.



He succeeds the late Ohi, Dr. Bello Ibrahim, who died on Oct. 14, 2015 at the age of 78.




One of the kingmakers, Mallam Yakubu Beida, while announcing Bello as the new Ohi elect, said that Bello polled eight out of the 13 votes, while four other contestants scored one vote each.



He said that five other contestants had no vote.



“Having scored the highest votes which was 8 out of the total votes cast of 13, Alhaji Bello Mohammed Ireyi is hereby declared the winner and returned elected as Ohi of Adavi, “he said.




Beida said the election of the new Ohi was in accordance with Section 6 sub-section 7, page 5 and Section 9 Sub-Section 1, Page 6 of the Legal Notice, Law No. 2 , 2006 for the creation /establishment and procedure for the ascension of the stool of Ohi of Adavi.



In his reaction, the Ohi elect described his selection as a call to duty, saying that he would carry other contestants and stakeholders along for the progress and development of Adavi.




The regent of the town, Alhaji Muhammed Tenuche, advised Bello to follow the footstep of the late Ohi, who he described as a committed ruler who did his best for his subjects.



He also advised him to ensure unity among the people so that the town would progress.



He commended the kingmakers for the strict adherence to the rule of law and for creating a level playing ground for all the contestants.




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