APC Ticket: New Twist As Primary School Teacher Becomes Deputy Governorship Candidate

APC Ticket: New Twist As Primary School Teacher Becomes Deputy Governorship Candidate

  • Ahmed Ododo, the APC governorship candidate in Kogi State, has appointed a primary school teacher, Salifu Joel, as his running mate
  • Salifu Joel is the current chairman of the NUT and treasurer of NLC in the state
  • The primary school teacher described his appointment as a divine intervention that was unexpected

Lokoja, Kogi - The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kogi state, Ahmed Ododo, has picked Salifu Joel, a primary school teacher, as his deputy governorship candidate.

Joe is the treasurer of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the current chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state, The Cable reported.

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APC Guber candidate picks primary school teacher as running mate Photo Credit: Yahaya Bello
Source: Twitter

Details of APC deputy governorship candidate in Kogi state

The Kogi state governorship election is scheduled to hold on November 11. Ododo is considered to be one of the strong contenders that will face another strong opposition from Dino Melaye, the governorship flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The candidacy of Joel was unveiled on Sunday, June 4 where he said the development was a divine one. He added that he was committed to the victory of the APC in the election.

His comment reads in part:

“I am short of words for me as a classroom teacher to be nominated as the running mate and deputy governor to the APC guber candidate.”

The teacher picked as APC deputy guber candidate said it is divine intervention

He said he was grateful for the appointment and expressed gratitude for the new appointment he got while describing it as a divine endowment.

Speaking on the development, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in his remark, said the nomination of Joel as Ododo's running mate was a decision that was necessitated by the need to carry everybody along.

Some APC aspirants have rejected the candidacy of Ododo but it seemed the ruling party has put his house in order.

Kogi poll: Abuse of Remi Tinubu, other factors that may work against Dino Melaye

Legit.ng earlier reported that Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, has been elected as the PDP candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state.

The governorship hopeful is a popular candidate considering his media presence and his credentials in Nigeria's political space.

Melaye was a former lawmaker both in the Green and Red Chambers but has made some comments in the past that may work against him, 2 of them have been analyzed.

Source: Legit.ng

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