Eventful In Partnership with FirstBankLeaders of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kogi East Senatorial District have decided to replace their late gubernatorial candidate, Abubakar Audu with his first son, Mr Mohammed. They as well appealed to the national leadership of the party to consider and consent the decision taken at the state level.
The State leaders, stakeholders and delegates who made this known in Lokoja on Thursday after a marathon meeting, said they arrived at the decision after proper consultations .
Their spokesman, Mr Daniel Isah, the Vice Chairman of APC in Kogi East, said they have resolved and are determined to back the 43 year old to replace his father if the National Working Committee orders fresh primaries.
Isah thanked the Independent National Electoral Commission and the national leadership of the party for the opportunity given to them to find a replacement for Audu who died on Nov. 23 at Ogbonicha, Ofu Local Government.
He appealed to the national leadership of the party to give their decision utmost consideration and approval in the overall interest of the party and the state.
Present at the meeting were Alhaji Lincho Ocheje, Hon. Hassan Omale, Hon. Benjamin Ikhani, and Sen. Emmanuel Dangana, among others.
The APC candidate, late Abubakar Audu died on November 22, 2015 when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Kogi State governorship election that was held on November 21 inconclusive even though he led his opponent, Governor Idris Wada with over 41,000 votes.