Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, July 11th, 2019.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday released the timetable and schedule for Kogi and Bayelsa States Governorship elections.
In a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro, the party released the schedule in line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) hereby releases this time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 Governorship Primary Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. Continue reading here.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State governor, on Wednesday, became the first aspirant to purchase the APC governorship nomination and expression of interest form after paying N22.5 million.
Alhaji Abubakar Kari on behalf of the National Organising Secretary presented the form to the governor.
The party had announced Wednesday (today) as the commencement date for the sale of nomination forms which is expected to last for about five weeks.
There are Over 20 aspirants believed to be interested in contesting the party primary scheduled for August 29 in Lokoja.
Some stakeholders in Kogi/Koton Karfi local government, Wednesday, backed Usman Jubril of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship seat.
The stakeholders and other supporters during a meeting at Okpaka, Kogi LG, disclosed that their support for Jubril, a former chief of naval staff, is based on his capability to move the state to the next level.
Speaking on the mode of primaries, they said without bias to the mode of primary adopted by the national leadership of the party, Jubril’s remains the “man to beat” and the choice of Kogi people. Continue reading here.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it might consider petitions from some stakeholders in Kogi State opposing indirect primaries adopted for the election of the party’s candidate for the governorship poll.
The chieftain of APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the party’s Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
The statement added that the NWC will look at the merit of the petitions in line with the Party’s constitution and come out with a position in due course.
A group of protesters on Wednesday stormed the streets of Abuja shortly after the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, announced the purchase of his nomination form.
That’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. See you soon!