Just In: Usman Ododo Floors Senator Adeyemi, Muri Ajaka, Others To Win Kogi APC Gubernatorial Ticket
By Muhammad Adamu – Lokoja
The former Local Government Auditor General in Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo had emerged as the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the coming November governorship election.
The APC gubernatorial primary election was held on Friday through out all the wards in the state as the party conducted direct primary for the election.
The secretary of the Kogi State APC Primary Election Committee, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, on behalf of the chairman of the panel, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, announced the results and declared Mr. Ahmed Usman Ododo as the winner of the gubernatorial primary election.
According to him, Ododo scored a total of 78,704 votes, and won the direct primary election with a wide margin to defeat six other contestants in the governorship race.
The distant runner-up, Barr. Mohammed Ozigi Salami, scored 1,506 votes while the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi, scored the least number of total votes of 311
Recalls that about seven other aspirants including the state’s deputy governor, Edward Onoja, Governor Yahaya Bello’s Chief of Staff, Pharm. Mohammed Asuku, had earlier on Thursday night step down from the gubernatorial race.