Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, August 3rd, 2019.
The Kogi State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Bello, has said that there is no going back on the decision to conduct an indirect primary election ahead of November’s governorship election. Bello, speaking with ThisDay, lashed out at a Lagos-based APC pressure group, the Change Agent Foundation International (CAFI), which is mounting pressure on the party leadership to adopt a direct primary election. The group, led by Dipo Okeyomi, in demanding for a direct primary poll, is rooting for the rejection of Governor Yahaya Bello as the party’s flagbearer. But Bello says APC’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had made a pronouncement that the Kogi APC primary election would be by the delegate system. Read more here.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Kogi has everything it requires to make it a great Nigerian state if its resources are well harnessed with the right vision and leadership, Concise News reports. Osinbajo, represented by the Director-General of the Consumer Protection Council, Babatunde Irukera, stated this at the “Unveiling of kogi Vision’’ on Thursday in Abuja. He described Kogi as a state with diversity and confluence of opportunities, critical for the development of the state and the nation. “Kogi is Nigeria. It is the only state in Nigeria where there is legitimate `Oba’, legitimate `Igwe’ and legitimate `emir’, that is the picture of our nation. It shares borders with 10 states including the FCT, endowed with the most mineral resources in the entire country.” Read more here.
That’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Do enjoy the rest of your day!