Kogi Guber: Former Governor, Audu Emerges APC Governorship Flag bearerFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Sunday, August 30th, 2015
By Abdul Gaffar Bello – Former Kogi State Governor, Prince Abubakar Audu has emerged candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the State’s Governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2015.
Prince Audu in the party’s primary polled 1,109 votes to beat his closest rival, Yahaya Bello, who scored 703 votes. Former Senator Nurudeen Abatemi emerged the second runners up as he polled 400 votes.
Also, Sanusi Abubakar, scored 309 votes, while the only female aspirant, out of 28, Hadiza Ibrahim, scored four votes.
There were total of 3,548 delegates at the primary, but 3,044 were accredited by the Electoral Panel. A total of 29 votes were voided.
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai who was also the Electoral Panel Chairman, commended the aspirants for their maturity and commitment to the ideals of the party. He urged the winners and former aspirants to close ranks and work together for the party and its candidate in the coming election.
In his acceptance address, Prince Audu thanked the Primary panel members for ensuring that the exercise was fair and transparent.
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