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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 15th 2019.


Kogi Election: Dino Melaye Turns Down PDP Appointment After Losing Primary 

Senator Dino Melaye says he has rejected the job of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Campaign Council Director-General for the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, Concise News reports.

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Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, had lost out in the PDP primary for the governorship election.

In a statement on Friday, the lawmaker said he had turned down the offer to head the Campaign Council.

He, however, wished the party the best in the forthcoming election in the North Central State. Read more here.

Kogi Governorship Election: See All 51 Names INEC Cleared To Contest Nov. Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 51 candidates and their deputies to contest the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

Concise News reports that the names of the cleared candidates and their details were on Friday made public in Lokoja by the INEC.

Five of those cleared as governorship candidates are women while the rest are male.

It was also observed that seven women were cleared to contest the election as deputy governors. Read more here.

Kogi Governorship Election: 10 PDP Aspirants Team Up With Wada For Victory

Ten PDP governorship aspirants, who lost the bid for the party’s ticket to contest the Nov. 16 Kogi governorship race, have declared their support for the winner, Musa Wada.

The 10 aspirants, under the aegis of Kogi PDP 2019 G-12, declared their support for Wada at a press briefing held at the party secretariat on Friday in Abuja.

Report has it that the aspirants who signed the text included Idris Wada, Emmanuel Omebije, Grace Adejoh, Dr Joseph Erico, Alhaji Kabiru Haruna, Adebayo Averehi, Mohammed Tettes, and Aminu Sulaiman.

Others included AVM Salifu Atawodi (rtd), and Victor Adoji, whose signatures were on the list but who were not physically present at the briefing, with Tettes, who read the text, explaining that the duo had traveled out of the country. Read more here.


And that’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Do enjoy the rest of your day!