APC replaces Audu with Yahaya Bello
It was further reported that the party submitted the name of Yahaya Bello as the party’s new candidate for Kogi governorship supplementary poll on Friday, November 28, 2015.
According to a report by SaharaReporters, Bello emerged after extensive consultations and meetings of party leaders.
Bello replaces Prince Abubakar Audu, who died last weekend after leading the poll with 41,000.
It was also gathered that Audu's deputy, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, was retained as the party’s deputy governorship candidate.
This is coming after Mohammed Audu, the son of the late governorship candidate, was dumped by the party because the party felt that fielding him might vitiate the entire governorship poll in the state.
Sources alleged that political associates of Faleke are mounting pressure on him to reject the ticket and leave the party.
Bello was said to have been considered as the best choice of the party for reasons that include his emergence as the first runner up at the primaries; the choice of Bello will ensure power shift in the state and since the Ebiras were behind Audu, it won’t be difficult to foster understanding between Kogi East and Kogi Central Senatorial Districts; It will be easier to mobilize the electorate in some of the 91 polling units where elections were cancelled in Kogi Central and get the required votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Governor Idris Wada.
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