The leader of APC in Kogi state, earlier revealed that the organisation’s basic view was to include late Audu’s son Mohammed in the race to lead Kogi state by adding him to the party’s governorship primary. Also, only a handful members of the organization according to reports, have suggested that Audu’s running mate in last Saturday’s election, James Faleke, should also contest the primary.
Following the previous report concerning how the late Audu’s campagin organsiation was mounting pressure on the leadership of APC to pick Audu’s son, their request was granted. Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kogi East Senatorial District have picked Mr Mohammed, 43, first son of Late Prince Abubakar Audu, to stand in for his late father as the party’ s governorship candidate.
Members of APC who declared that they would select another candidate by having another primary, allegedly met on Tuesday and made a different plan. This was revealed during a meeting with Alhaji Lincho Ocheje, Hon. Hassan Omale, Hon. Benjamin Ikhani, and Sen. Emmanuel Dangana, among others.
The leaders, stakeholders and delegates have finally made this known in Lokoja on Thursday. After a marathon meeting and necessary consultations, they revealed that they have finally deiced to pick Mohammed to replace his father.
Mr Daniel Isah who is their spokesperson, along with the Vice Chairman of APC in Kogi East, also said they have made up their minds and are intent on supporting Mohammed to take the place of his father if the National Working Committee orders fresh primaries.
Isah further appreciated the Independent National Electoral Commission and the national leadership of the party for granting them the chance of picking another candidate to replace late Audu who died on Nov. 23 at Ogbonicha, Ofu Local Government.
He pleaded with the national leadership of the party to give their decision utmost consideration and approval in the overall interest of the party and the state.