Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, June 19th, 2019.
The governorship aspiration of former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Usman Jubril (rtd) has received backing from the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi West. This support was disclosed in the report of the screening committee set up by elders and leaders of the APC in the area.
It was gathered that the retired Naval Chief may be the choice of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC, after party leaders in the state raised the alarm of impending doom for the party in the state if the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello, is given the party’s ticket.
The Chairman of the screening committee of all Kogi APC leaders and community elders which had 19 members absented himself from vote, as the entire 18 members voted massively to the admiration of thousands of APC senatorial members.
Speaking one after the other, the elders said that though the APC is loved in the state due to the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the APC under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the activities of the governor was giving the party a bad name. Read more here.
The date was announced yesterday by the party’s Deputy Director, Organisation and Mobilisation, Adeyemi Moyegun.
Moyegun said the date was approved by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
He said: “Our great Party has approved Tuesday September 3rd 2019 for the Gubernatorial Primary Elections for both PDP Kogi and Bayelsa upcoming guber elections scheduled for Saturday November 16, 2019”.
He said the ward congresses to elect the three-man ad-hoc delegates will hold on August 22.
The local government congresses for national delegates will take place on August 26. He said the full timetable would be released following its approval by the NWC.
That’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. See you again soon!