Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has emerged flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 governorship election.
A total of 3,596 delegates were accredited in the primary which held in Lokoja, the state capital, and the governor secured 3, 127 votes to clinch the ticket.
The aspirants who contested against Bello are Hadiza Ibrahim, Yahaya Audu, Danlami Mohammed, Yakubu Mohammed, Sani Abdullahi and Babatunde Irukera.
The primary committee set up by the national working committee (NWC) of the ruling party had disqualified some aspirants ahead of the primaries, leading to discontent and threats of lawsuits.
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