Bello Wins Kogi APC Governorship Ticket


Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Thursday emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 Governorship election.

Bello emerged winner of the governorship ticket by polling 3,369 votes to beat eight other aspirants who contested the governorship primaries conducted by the party in Lokoja.

Gov. Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa,  who was the Chairman of the electoral panel that conducted the process, said that Babatunde Irukera came second with 109 votes while Hassan Bewa came third with 44 votes.

He said Yahaya Audu got 10 votes while Sani Abdulahi polled seven votes.

He also said that Abubakar Bashir got three votes.

Badaru also said that Blessing Ekele, Hadiza Ibrahim, Yakubu Mohammed and Danlami Mohammed scored zero votes.

According to Badaru, 3,596 accredited delegates voted during the primaries election out of which 54 votes were declared invalid.


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