APC Primary: 4 Politicians Jostle To Replace Late Audu Ahead Of Kogi Supplementary Election

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The All Progressive Congress, APC might pick one out of these four politicians to replace late Audu Abubakar for the Kogi governorship elections, Leadership reports

  • James Ocholi (SAN)
  • Isah Jibrin Echocho
  • Hon James Faleke
  • Alhaji Yahaya Bello

Hon Faleke is the running mate of late Audu, who would have automatically become the governor if INEC had not declared last Saturday’s governorship poll inconclusive.

READ ALSO: Governor Wada Reacts To Audu’s Death, Declares 7-Day Mourning Period

Alhaji Yahaya and Ocholi were aspirants in the August governorship primary of the APC. Yahaya came second to Audu in the keenly contested primary election.

Echocho was one of the aspirants in the governorship primary of the rival PDP but switched to the APC after losing to the incumbent, Governor Idris Wada.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected INEC’s decision to allow APC replace its late governorship candidate, Prince Audu, ahead of the Kogi State supplementary election.

READ ALSO: Death Of APC Candidate Does Not Invalidate Election – Lawyers Tell Kogi INEC

It would be recalled, INEC had fixed December 5 for the supplementary election and permitted the APC to replace its candidate in the forthcoming election.



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