Lokoja - A former deputy governor of
Kogi, Mr Philip Salawu, has emerged as the candidate of the Labour Party in the
governorship election scheduled for Nov. 21.
At the party’s governorship primary held in Lokoja on
Tuesday, Salawu defeated his only opponent, Mr Akubor Adegbe, by 89 votes to
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The National Vice Chairman of the party, who was also the
Returning OIfficer, Mr Adi Shirsha, commended delegates for their patience and
peaceful conduct during the exercise.
He charged both Salawu and Adegbe to see the contest as a
family affair, urging them to work together for the success of the party in the
Salawu, in his response, thanked the delegates for the
mandate given him to be the standard bearer of the party and promised to use it
to unite all members irrespective of their ethnic and religious affiliations.