Kogi State Government House, Lokoja (image courtesy Kogi Reports)Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, September 7th 2019.
National Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, Adams Oshiomhole. Facebook
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Ohiomhole, has maintained that the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has done well in the past three years.
Concise News reports that Oshiomhole, made this shocking revelation at the party’s headquarters in Abuja during a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party with the governorship aspirants in the state, on Thursday.
The APC National Chairman insisted that even the enemies of the APC would concur that Governor Bello has done well, especially in the area of security.
Oshiomhole noted that Bello has done more in three and a half years in the state than other governors have recorded in the previous 13 years.
He said you will score the Kogi State Governor higher if you must tell the truth to ourselves.
The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has criticised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over what it described as its inability to conduct fair primary election.
APC Chairman in Ondo State, Ade Adetimehin, while reacting to the recent PDP governorship primary election in Kogi State, which was allegedly defaced by violence, disclosed that even if PDP were handed power again, it will not be organized in its conduct to lead the state.
Concise News reports that Adetimehin, who made this known in a meeting with APC local government chairmen in the party’s secretariat in Akure, the Ondo State capital, noted that all must be done to avert the PDP from wrestling power from APC in Ondo State during the governorship election which comes up next year.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted appeal committees of its governorship primaries in Bayelsa and Kogi State.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, announced this in a statement on Thursday.
He explained that the National Working Committee of the APC appointed three persons for each of the appeal panels.
The Kogi Indirect Primary Appeal Committee has Senator Abdulahi Yandoma as chairman and Amina Muhammed as Secretary while Tony McFoy is a member.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has closed the nomination of candidates by political parties fielding candidates in the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
Concise News understands that INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Thursday made this known in a statement.
In the statement, Nigeria’s electoral umpire reminded the parties that September 5, 2019, was the last day for the conduct of party primaries while September 9, is the last day for the submission of the list of nominated candidates.
Okoye said the commission’s media centre at its headquarters in Abuja would be open to receive the list of nominated candidates on or before Monday.