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Kogi APC governorship primary elections: Prince Audu wins

The keenly contested All Progressives  Congress  (APC) primary election for the 2015 Kogi governorship election has come to an end.Prince Abubakar Audu, a former governor of Kogi State emerged the winner, polling a total of 1,109 votes to clinch the ticket. The election, headed by Governor Nasir elRufai of Kaduna state had 28 aspirants from the three senatorial zones of Kogi State. The exercise which held at the Lokoja Confluence stadium commenced on Saturday, August 29th 2015 and lasted till about 10:00am of Sunday 30th August,  2015.About 3, 004 accredited APC delegates cast the ballots that produced the party flag bearer for November 26 governorship  election in Kogi State. See result below:1. Alh. Yahaya Bello  -  701
2. Sen. Nicholas Y. Ugbane  - 8
3. Haliru Sani Shaibu  -  1
4. Hon. Suleiman Baba Ali -28
5. AVM Saliu Atawodi -  183
6. Abdullahi Mohammed - 11
7. Prince Abubakar Audu -  1,109
8. Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi -  400
9. Hadiza Ibrahim  -  0
10. Alh. Yakubu Mohammed- 4
11. R…

APC Kogi Guber primary election: Yahaya Bello’s Letter to APC Governorship Delegates in Kogi State

Dear Delegates,As you get ready to vote your choice of candidate, be reminded that your decision will either mar or make Kogi State, be reminded that the mandate to rescue Kogi State from shambles, economic stagnation, deplorable condition in all sectors of the economy lies in your hands. Please remember that the change, hope and future of Kogi state have been placed in your hands in such a time as this. The next four years of Kogi state will be dependent on the  decision you make today. The hope of all citizens of our dear state living and yet unborn lies in your hands. We clamour for a new direction in Kogi state. We seek an overhauling of development in every sector of the economy. The change we seek starts with you. I have placed myself before you as a worthy servant, seeking your help to nominate me as the  flag bearer of  our great party, All Progressives Congress APC.Wealth, fame, affluence and personal ambition are never part of what motivates me in this regard. No amount of m…


At a well-attended political summit held under the auspices of Ebira Renaissance Group (ERG) and Ebira Youth Congress (EYC), and well attended by critical political stakeholders of Ebiraland on Saturday,August 22nd , 2015 at the Federal College of Education, Okene, the following resolutions were adopted as a moral template for subsequent political actions:1.     It was reaffirmed that the shared history of deprivation endured by the Ebiras and Okuns in Kogi State provides a natural basis to sustain the ongoing political alliance between the two Senatorial Districts.2.     It was happily acknowledge that all aspirants from both blocs are men of stature with varying political pedigree. However, ONLY ONE will emerge as CANDIDATE. In view of this understanding, good working relationship was STRONGLY CANVASSED.3.     Promise of power rotation in 2019 by People Democratic Party (P.D.P) was considered laughable in view of similar unfulfilled promises made by the same group in the past.4.    …

Is Decade Old Ethnic Hegemony In Kogi State Threatened? By Deen Adavize

For better or for worse, the reality is getting more glaring as Kogi State gubernatorial election draws nearer.
For the first time since the creation of the state, the Igala political fortune seems to be threatened by numerous factors which have come to define the forthcoming election in the state.
The renewal of ethno-political realignment in the state coupled with the abysmal performance of the current Wada administration amongst other factors, have combined to send strong signal that the fortune of Igala political dynasty cum hegemony is under threaten.
The Buhari Factor
It is a truism that politics and election in kogi state has always been characterized by acrimony, manipulation and impunity. Available facts show that the state is severely hit by the 16 years of PDP mis-governance despite the availability of huge human and material resources. The reason for this undesirable experience in the state is not far-fetched. Perpetual bad leadership that evolves from fraudulent elections…

Kogi is Sinking, Who Will Replace Idris Wada? – Haufsat Ibrahim

Just like a significant percentage of Nigerians were tired of former President Jonathan’s incompetence and cluelessness, I am happy to see that a good percentage of the right thinking people in Kogi State, who are practically just praying to survive the remaining days of Wada’s maladministration, have embarked on a no-second-term campaign against Captain Idris Wada.

Wada’s maladministration has been successfully plastered around all the different sectors in Kogi, little wonder some of his previous supporters have become stern critics. Just like Former President Jonathan, Wada will have to pay dearly for his last four years of mindlessness, cluelessness and gross incompetence. There is actually no point getting into political arguments on Wada’s performance, the people of Kogi who daily go through excruciating pains as a result of lack of infrastructure and leadership are clear on the fact that having Wada as governor in the last four years is regrettable in every sense. The same way…

The race in Kogi: Sanusi Abubakar is the one to watch

As the hands of clock tick towards 2015 December governorship in Kogi state inch approaching, the game of who would govern the state may be an interesting one, as players trying to outsmart one another in the political calculation, with observers saying the race may likely show surprise.
Everywhere you go in Nigeria, the desire for positive change appears evident that Kogi State is no exception.  It is believed that predominance of particular leaders or group in power usually lead to dictatorship and cult of personalities; indeed, this fear largely explains why people anywhere express the desire for change.  Heredity is therefore, inconsistent with democratic mood.

Kogi Guber election: PDP National Leadership denies Gov. Wada automatic ticket

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it has no plan to give automatic ticket to Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State in order to enable him run for a second term in office in the November governorship election.
The National Organising Secretary of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha, made this known today at a news briefing in Abuja shortly after the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) met to deliberate on the governorship election in Kogi State.

APC Kogi governorship aspirant: Sanusi Abubakar

By Ismail M. Kabir
As the race for Kogi governorship draws closer, an aspirant with sterling qualities and unmatched pedigree has joined the race.
 The latest aspirant whose towering achievement in life was built on the premise of enterprise has a tall record of unparalleled philanthropy across Kogi state and beyond. He has been pulled into the race by concerned group and individuals who are convinced that his unbeatable track records in humanitarian services that have touched the lives of thousands of less privileged people across the divides has endeared him to many, a feat that could be leveraged to emancipate Kogi state from its current hemorrhage.
One is poised to ask, who is Alhaji Sanusi Abubakar?

Alhaji Abubakar Sanusi Aliyu was born to the family of Late Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu (popularly known as Abu Inihaya) and late Hajia Asmau Abubakar on the 1st of July 1961 at Okene in Kogi State. He started his primary education in Igbira Native Aut…

Battle For Kogi Governorship Hots Up, As 27 Jostle For APC Ticket

Published Aug 09, 2015 by Greenbarge Reporters

The battle for the Kogi state governorship contest in November has began in earnest as no fewer than 27 aspirants under the canopy of All Progressives Congress (APC) have so far obtained the party’s expression of interest forms from the national secretariat in Abuja. Screening of the aspirants has been scheduled to begin tomorrow, Monday.

With the number of aspirants, the party is believed to have had raked in N148 million from the sales of the expression of interest forms,  which costs N5.5 million each.

KogiGovRace: I Can’t Step Down for Anybody – Adinoyi Ojo

Former Managing Director of the Daily Times Newspapers, Dr. Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba, has said that his ambition to be the next governor of Kogi state is real, saying that he is not out to step down for any other aspirants without genuine reasons.
The former Special Assistant on Media to the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, answering questions after he had been presented the Nominations and Expression of interest forms at the APC national secretariat said, Kogi State has the resources, both human and material to meet the need of the people.

Read what the group that obtained nomination for Sanusi Abubakar said at the APC secretariat

Protocol, We like to appreciate the courage and vision we share that made all of us to be here today to purchase this nomination form in the absence of our proposed principal. For most of us, we are trying to demonstrate our love for our state by our determination to sourcing for one of the most credible men to steer its affairs since this is the only state we can lay claim on.

Kogi: Senator Abatemi-Usman obtains APC guber form

A top contender for the ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) inthe forthcoming governorship poll in Kogi State, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has picked the party nomination form ahead of the primary election scheduled to hold on August 29, 2015.

Speaking through his media adviser, Michael Jegede, in a statement issued after obtaining his form on Monday at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, Abatemi-Usman said he joined the gubernatorial
race to salvage Kogi State from the utter state of backwardness it has been since its creation about twenty-four years ago.


The Ebira Unity Progressive Forum wish to condemn the killing of two police officers by unknown gunmen in Okene and also wish to condemn and protest in her strongest terms the unending harassment of innocent Ebira citizens by the Police as seen in the numerous arrests, intimidation and punishments carried out by the Police on the 31st of July 2015 in "retaliation" for their slain colleagues.

Ebira ex-lawmaker releases evidence of his stewardship

By Ismail M. Kabir
Honourable Abdulrahman Badamasuiy, a member of the House of Representatives who represented Adavi/Okehi federal constituency in the immediate past 7th National Assembly has released an illustrative evidence of his stewardship to his constituency barely two months after leaving office.
In the magazine tagged Legislative Mandate of Hon. Abdulrahman Badamasuiy, the enigmatic lawmaker and astute politician described his tenure as a fulfillment of his desire to rescue the decaying infrastructure in his constituency. (See pictures of Hon. Badamasuiy achievement here...) In an appreciation message contained in the release, the lawmaker craved the understanding of groups, communities and individuals he could not touch directly in the course of his mandate at the green chambers of the national assembly, attributing his default to circumstances beyond his control, sayin that "we sincerely appeal to all individuals, groups and communitythat we could not touch directly to …