Governor Yahaya Bello has congratulated Ilebaye Odiniya, the winner of the Big Brother Naija All-stars Season Reality Television Show, which ended on Sunday.
Bello, in a statement issued in Lokoja by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, said Ilebaye’s victory confirmed her brilliance, perseverance and humility.
The Governor described Ilebaye, a criminology graduate of Salem University, Lokoja, as a true trendsetter and Kogi’s pride.
“I am delighted to congratulate one of our own in Kog, Ilebaye Odiniya, for emerging as the winner of the Big Brother Naija All Stars Season reality television show.
“Ilebaye, you are a trendsetter and Kogi’s pride, who has excelled in both academic and social spheres.
“This victory is a testament to your brilliance, intellect and maturity. Your determination, resilience, and poise set you apart during the three months you spent in the house,” he said.
Ilebaye scored 30.8% of the total votes to beat her closest rival, Mercy Eke who got 23.48%.
Her victory surprised many as she was a three-week evictee during her season “Level Up” 2022, and an underdog in the All-Stars season.