Lokoja - Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Abubakar Audu and 15 other parties boycotted the governorship debate that was organised by the Coalition for Popular Participation and Credible Election in Kogi State (CoPPCEK), reports Daily Trust.
The coalition is made up of the Justice, Development and Peace Commission of Idah and Lokoja Dioceses of the Catholic Church, Council of Ulamas, the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Audu and those of the other 15 parties failed to either show up or send representatives.
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Candidates of only seven political parties namely, Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Labour Party (LP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), and the National Conscience Party (NCP) were represented at the debate.
Candidates that boycotted the debate include Isah Yakubu Kamaldeen of Action Alliance (AA); Dickson F. Fred, Accord; Ukwenya Musa, Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD); Michael Abdullahi, Alliance for Democracy (AD); Usman Zainab, African Democratic Congress; Odufu Cosmos Friday, African Peoples Alliance (APA); and Prince Abubakar Audu, All Progressive Congress (APC).
Others include Yinka Cherry Oloruntoba, Citizens Popular Party (CPP); Abubakar Ibrahim, Democratic Peoples Party (DPP); Ibraham Adejoh, Independent Democrats (ID); Raji Ogorima, KOWA; Malam Abdul Hussein, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP); Emmanuel Daikwo, People for Democratic Change (PDC); Enema Paul, Social Democratic Party (SDP); and Sa’ad Mukailu Yaro, United Democratic Party (UDP).
No reason was given for their absence.
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- News 24