The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has picked his expression of interest and nomination forms for November 16 governorship election at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
The governor who came with a large group of his supporters to the secretariat was received by the APC director of organisation, Abubakar Kyari.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 16 for the governorship election on Kogi and Bayelsa states.
During the event, the governor pointed out that although such event was not for speech making, as it was the season of more action.
He stated that his government inherited a divided state which under his leadership has become a one united entity
Governor Bello revealed that in the coming days, his administration’s giant stride in infrastructural development would be affirmed as the state would host President Muhammadu Buhari to commission projects across the three senatorial district of the state.
He promised that as the state was going into election, it would be peaceful and rancor free, as his administration would ensure the safety of citizens and residence of the state before, during and after the process.
The governor admonished his supporters to give other aspirants the opportunity to pick their forms and not devoid them from participating in the exercise, such gesture he said would grow the party in number
He noted that it was such openness during the recently held election that gave room for the success which the party enjoyed.
Meanwhile, the APC has released the timetable and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 governorship primaries to select its flag bearers for November 16 Kogi and Bayelsa governorship poll.
The ruling party said this in a statement signed by its national organising secretary, Emma Ibediro in Abuja on Tuesday, July 9.
Ibediro said that the timetable and schedule for the conduct of primaries are in line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the INEC guidelines.
“In line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and INEC guidelines, the APC hereby releases this time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 Governorship Primary Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states,’’ he said.
In a related development, about 20 governorship aspirants on the platform of the APC in the forthcoming Kogi election have reportedly rejected the indirect mode of primary election.
The indirect mode was recently approved for the state by the national secretariat of the party.
The aspirants include Alhaji Yusuf Haruna, a former Aide de Camp of the APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
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