Lokoja – As expected, Ahmed Usman Ododo has emerge the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State.
Governor Yahaya Bello had ahead of the election publicly announced that Ododo is his preferred choice out of all other contestants.
The position of the governor forced some frontline aspirants, including the Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, Chief of staff, Jamiu Asuku, the Commissioner of Finance, Idris Ashiru and four other aspirants to immediately quit the race.
Ododo polled 78,704 votes to beat other six candidates that contested the party’s governorship primary of the party held across the state on Friday.
Patrick Obayagbon, the Secretary of the committee that conducted the governorship primary election announced the results in Lokoja in the early hours of Saturday.
He said 83, 419 persons participated in the election.
According to Obayagbon, seven aspirants eventually contested the primary election as against 17 aspirants that paid N60 million for the election forms.
He listed other contestants and their scores to include Senator Smart Adeyemi, 311 votes, Dr Stephen Ocheni Ikhani, 552 , Dr Sanusi Ohiare , 424, Shuaib Abubakar Audu, 763, Yahaya Achimugu, 1,159 and Ahmed Ozigi, 1,506.
Governor Bello Matawale of Zamfara State is the Chairman of the electoral committee.(vitalnewsngr.com)
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