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27 candidates jostle to replace Audu

26 November 2015, 11:16

Lokoja - There are indications that 27 aspirants have signified their intentions to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary to pick a new candidate for the Kogi governorship election, reports The Nation.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked the party to replace its late candidate, Abubakar Audu for the supplementary election scheduled for December 5.

The 27 aspirants are from the three senatorial zones of the state.

Also read: Kogi: APC goes for fresh primary

Some of the aspirants include those that participated in the last primary election, where Audu was elected.

The aspirants from Kogi Central are Yahaya Bello, Senator Abatemi Usman, Sanusi Abubakar, Adinoyi Onukaba-Ojo and Sadiq Adaba

From Kogi West, are Suleiman Baba Ali, Otunba Suleiman Lanre, Dr Yakeen Abdullahi, Rotimi Obadofin, Olusola Olumoroti and Clarence Obafemi

The candidates from Kogi East are Sani Shu’aibu, Air Vice Marshal Atawodi Saliu, Hadiza Ibrahim, Abdullahi Suleiman, Yakubu Mohammed, Senator Yahaya Ugbane, James Ocholi (SAN), Abutu Ejeh, Hussain Idris, Sunday Edibo, Dr. Tim Nda Diche, Aliyu Jiya, Alex Kadiri and Usman Mainyanga.

Read more at  The Nation.

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