Lokoja - Some loyalists of the late Kogi State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abubakar Audu, are pushing for the emergence of the deceased’s son, Mohammed, as a replacement for his father, reports Punch.
The decision by supporters of Audu follows a meeting held on Tuesday night shortly after the party declared that another primary would be held to produce a replacement for the late governorship candidate.
The loyalists are persuading Mohammed to join the race.
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It was gathered that a few members of the group at the meeting also suggested that Audu’s running mate in last Saturday’s election, James Faleke, should contest the primary.
Members of the group, which dominates the APC in the state, narrowed it down to Mohammed or Faleke because they believed that the election has been won.
Auduh polled 240 867 votes in the election while the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate and incumbent state Governor, Idris Wada (retd.), scored 199 514 votes, leaving a gap of 41 353 votes between the two leading candidates in the election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the election inconclusive on the grounds that cancelled votes or registered voters in the 91 polling units, where election did not hold were 49 953, a figure higher than Audu’s lead of 41 353 votes.
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