Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, Friday, July 12th, 2019.
Kogi: Ex-Governor’s Son Joins Governorship Race
Abubakar Ibrahim, son of former governor of Kogi state Ibrahim Idris, has joined the 2019 governorship race in the Confluence state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Concise News learned that Ibrahim obtained his nomination and expression of interest form on Wednesday.
He disclosed that being a son of a former governor does not stop him from being the governor, adding that the sons of former governors and even presidents in the world had been elected in the same office their fathers once held. Continue Reading here.
Mustapha Mona Audu, son of late former Kogi Governor Abubakar Audu, has asserted that he picked up the expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the governorship primary on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) to alleviate the suffering of “every single Kogites”.
Audu made this known while addressing a news conference on Thursday, shortly after he obtained the forms at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
“I pick this form for a simple reason, this form is for the people of Kogi state, it is also for the people for all those civil servants in Kogi state that do not get their salaries,” he said. Continue reading, here.
Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello says that he might require more than 24 hours to list all that his administration has achieved in over three years.
The governor made this known after obtaining his nomination form from his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to run for another term of four years in the Confluence State.
But the APC in Kogi appears to be divided as some party chieftains believe that Bello’s candidature would work against the party at the November 16 governorship election.
A group had on Wednesday protested over the governor’s insistence on seeking reelection, accusing him of non-performance. Read more, here.
That’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. See you soon!