I AM IN KOGI TO SCREEN PDP CANDIDATE WHO WILL FACE YOU, GOVERNOR MAKINDE TELLS GOV YAHAYA BELLO, SEE PICS

The Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Thursday visited his counterpart in Kogi state, Yahayah Bello at his office, in Lokoja. Makinde who is in the state for the screening exercise of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants ahead of the state gubernatorial election. A tweet by Governor Bello’s Chief Press Secretary reads “Kogi State Governor, His Excellency Yahaya Bello Receives The Oyo State Governor, His Excellency Seyi Makinde in His Office at The Lugard House, Lokoja. overnor Makinde said he was in Kogi state for the People’s Democratic…

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VICTOR ADOJI, DINO MELAIYE SPEAK ON PDP GUBER SCREENING

Wale Odunsi  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday began screening of its governorship aspirants for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections scheduled for November 16. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise was being held at two separate venues simultaneously. Aspirants from Bayelsa were undergoing screening at the party’s National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Wuse zone 5; while aspirants from Kogi were being screened at the Legacy House, the party’s presidential campaign office in Maitama. Chairman of the Screening Committee for Kogi is the Governor of Taraba State, Darius…

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EX-GOVERNOR IDRIS WADA JOINS KOGI GUBER RACE

A former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada (rtd) has joined the governorship race in the state. Wada in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Monday after collecting his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms said Kogi State was in a precarious situation. Wada said, “The November election is critical to the survival of Kogi State. Kogi was on a part of progress as of the time I left and if I had spent four more years, with the kind of money that’s coming into the hands of…

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KOGI PEOPLE ALREADY GIVEN YAHAYA BELLO SECOND TERM SAYS HIS MEDIA AIDE

Kingsley Fanwo, the Director-General, Media and Publicity to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, in this interview, speaks on the political situation in the state and the chances of his principal ahead of the November 16 governorship election. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: How will you rate the administration of Alh Yahaya Bello in the last three and half years since his assumption of office as Governor of Kogi State? It has been so far so good. He has done very well in repositioning and rebuilding the state from the…

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KOGI APC GUBER ASPIRANTS REJECT INDIRECT PRIMARIES

About 20 governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state on Monday rejected the indirect mode of primary election approved for the state by the national secretariat of the party. The aspirants including former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association and Alhaji Yusuf Haruna who was former Aide de Camp of APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said using the indirect primary would amount to denying them a level playing ground and denying card-carrying members the opportunity…

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AHMADU ALI’S SON JOINS KOGI GUBER RACE

A businessman and member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mohammed Nasirudeen Ali, says Kogi State deserves a different approach to governance, hence his decision to contest the state’s governorship position. Nasirudeen, who is a son of a one-time national chairman of the PDP, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, said it was time for Kogi youths to take charge of affairs in the Confluence State and show their capabilities to deliver on campaign promises against the backdrop of their being sidelined in the nation’s politics. The young politician, who made his…

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I WILL PERFORM BETTER IF GIVEN SECOND TERM- YAHAYA BELLO

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has promised to improve upon his present performance if given another term to serve the state as governor. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Governor, says his administration has made the state safer even though he inherited a chaotic security apparatus. The governor said that both citizens, residents, travelers, investors, and tourists in the State have continued to enjoy peace under his administration. The governor says his claims are hinged on verifiable national data coming out of credible institutions. The governor said this at…

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APC GOVERNORS STORM KOGI OVER BELLO’S RE-ELECTION

Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja The All Progressives Congress Governors’ Forum  stormed Lokoja,  the Kogi State capital where they passionately canvassed   the re-election of Governor Yahaya Bello. The governors said Bello deserves a second term, having performed beyond measures in the last three year in office. The forum led by Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu and his counterpart in Yobe, Mala Buni  urged the  party members and people of the state to support the incumbent governor to enable him complete’ the good work ‘ he has started. Other governors that attended the meeting were   former Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar…

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I WILL BE KOGI GOVERNOR BY NOVEMBER- DINO MELAIYE

 Seun Opejobi  The Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye has expressed optimism of becoming governor of the state by November. Melaye declared that he would be the governor of Kogi State in November when the gubernatorial election will hold. In a post on his Instagram page, Melaye wrote: “I will be Governor of Kogi State by the special Grace of God. “knowing yourself is the very foundation of all wisdom.” Melaye had recently declared his intention to run for the highest office in the state. The lawmaker had made the declaration during…

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KOGI APC EXCO SPLITS OVER YAHAYA BELLO’S REELECTION BID

The Kogi State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has split into two factions over Governor Yahaya Bello’s bid for re-election ahead of the state’s governorship poll billed to hold on November 16. The split is coming on the heels of alleged adoption of Governor Bello by the state chapter, a move that is being resisted by a faction led by the State Secretary of the APC, Salam Tom Adejoh. Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, Adejoh debunked the alleged endorsement of Governor Bello, saying that the governor’s…

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