KOGI OPPOSITION PARTIES DEMAND REMOVAL OF STATE INEC REC

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in Kogi have called for the immediate removal of the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), James Apam. The state leaderships of the two groups made the call on Thursday in Lokoja during a joint press conference attended by virtually all chairmen of registered political parties in the state. Their spokesman, Frank Kato, of the Independent Democratic Party (IDP), called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deploy another person of impeccable record and good character…

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WHY WE WANT TO BE GOVERNORS LIKE OUR FATHERS- ABUBAKAR IBRAHIM AND MOHAMMED AUDU

Two Kogi State governorship aspirants, Abubakar Ibrahim and Mohammed Audu, speak with SUCCESS NWOGU on why they want to govern the state like their fathers, Idris Ibrahim and late Abubakar Audu respectively Why do you want to be the governor of Kogi State? I want to be Kogi State governor for a lot of obvious reasons. Over the years, particularly in the last three and a half years, I have seen human and infrastructural decay in the state. It is no more news that salaries are no longer paid, neither is it…

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YAHAYA BELLO PICKS NOMINATION FORM

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has picked his nomination and expression of interest form ahead of the governorship election slated for November 16, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV reports that Mr Bello picked the form on Wednesday at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor came with a large group of his supporters and was first received by the APC Director of Organisation, Abubakar Kyari. Bello had in June boasted that he would be re-elected without hassles, in a blunt response to questions about his political…

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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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ADOPTION OF INDIRECT PRIMARY TEARS KOGI APC APART

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello Adoption of indirect primary to select the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) governorship flag bearer by its National Working Committee (NWC), last Friday, is attracting both negative and positive comments from political actors in Kogi State. Those clamouring for direct primary condemned NWC’s action, saying the body had taken side with Governor Yahaya Bello-led faction. A member of the late Prince Abubakar Audu Campaign Organisation, Odaudu Joel, said: “I see nothing wrong in the decision reached by the NWC, since that is what party stakeholders are…

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KOGI GUBER PRIMARY: APC ADOPTS INDIRECT PRIMARY

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja The All Progressives Congress has adopted indirect primary to pick its candidate for the November governorship election in Kogi State. The decision was taken at the National Working Committee meeting which held on Friday at the National Secretariat of the party The Independent National Electoral Commission had fixed November 2 for the governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa states. A statement by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the approval was given after a meeting of the NWC where a formal request from the…

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WILL YAHAYA BELLO SURVIVE AS THE WALLS CLOSE IN

Bello…will he survive minefield. Vanessa Obioha writes that by deploying desperado tactics against likely opponents in the race for the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket, Governor Yahaya Bello may be afraid that Kogi State is slowly slipping out of his grip By now, the growing concerns over the pathetic plight of Kogi State, should have alerted the sitting Governor, Yahaya Bello that he is no longer the anointed ruler of the state. Whatever anointment he enjoyed in the past four years has certainly dried up. But like the recalcitrant biblical…

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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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