DINO MELAIYE RECONCILES WITH KOGI PDP GUBER CANDIDATE, ENGR WADA MUSA, SEE PICS

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship flagbearer, Engr. Wada Musa and Senator Dino Melaye have been reconciled ahead of the 16 November gubernatorial election in Kogi. This development was followed by the reconciliation of the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello with the All Progressive Congress (APC) national and state excos. The duo (Dino and Wada) were recently spotted on camera while embracing each other in a friendly way. Recall the last PDP primaries in the state saw the declaration of Wada as the party flagbearer having scored the highest number…

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INEC ISSUES STERN WARNING TO APC, PDP OVER BAYELSA, KOGI GUBER ELECTIONS

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Thursday in Abuja that it would not entertain late submission of candidates’ names for the Nov. 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, gave the warning in a statement he issued after the commission’s weekly meeting. Okoye enjoined all political parties participating in the election to strictly comply with the timeline for the states election, recalling that INEC, on May 16, released the revised Timetable and Schedule of Activities…

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HOW KOGI GOVERNOR, YAHAYA BELLO ACHIEVED IN 3 YEARS WHAT PDP GOVERNMENT COULD NOT ACHIEVE IN 13 YEARS – OSHIOMHOLE

Kogi’s Yahaya Bello achieved more in three years than PDP’s 13 – Oshiomhole Premium Times Nigeria / Premium Times / 6 hours ago The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says Governor Yahaya Bello has achieved more in three and a half years in Kogi State than other governors recorded in the previous 13 years. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governed the state between 2003 and 2016. Mr Oshiomhole stated this on Thursday at the party’s headquarters in Abuja during a meeting of the National Working Committee of the party with…

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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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