EFCC chased Prince Audu Abubakar emerges Kogi APC governorship flag bearer

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Former Governor of Kogi State, Prince Audu Abubakar, has won the gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 21 governorship election in the State.

Former Kogi Governor, Abubakar Audu
Former Kogi Governor, Abubakar Audu

Audu, a two-time former governor is being trailed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission for corruptions since he left office in 2007. The Commission investigates the ex-governor for embezzled state funds worth 11 billion naira.

Fortunately, he pulled 1099 votes to beat his closet rivals Yahaya Bello of the Kogi Central who managed 709 from 3044 accredited delegates.

He defeated eight other aspirants, after 18 dropped their ambitions shortly before voting commenced.

New entrant to politics, Alhaji Yahaya Bello (Fairplus) came a close second, in what many saw as an unprecedented feat for the Ebira Born politician.

Audu has back charge of the state occupying sthe Lugard House, Kogi State’s government house in 1991 and 1999.

He will be facing the eventual winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the polls.

KOGI APC PRIMARY ELECTION:

Live from the Election Venue. Results of the aspirants in the race are as follows;
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. Alh. Abdullahi Mohammed – 11
7. Prince Abubakar Audu – 1,109
8. Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi – 400
9. Hadiza Ibrahim – 0
10. Alh. Yakubu Mohammed – 4
11. Rt. Hon. Clarence Olafemi – 7
12. DCP Abutu Ejeh Rtd. – 2
13. Engr. Sunday Ejigbo – 1
14. Col. Ahmed Usman rtd. – 6
15. Dr. Tim Nda Diche – 13
16. Dr. Hakeem Habib – 8
17. Prince Rotimi Obadofin – 16
18. Barr. Babatunde Iruekera – 0
19. Olusula George Olumoroti – 58
20. Enejo James Ocholi SAN – 90
21. Ojo Onukaba Adinoyi – 2
22. Pharm. Aliyu Zakari Jiya. – 0
23. Sen. Dr. Alex Kadiri. – 1
24. Alh. Sadiq Adabara. – 0
25. Hussein Idris Kazim – 0
26. Alh. Sanusi Abubakar – 309
27. Edris Danjuma – 5
28. Edris Maiyanga – 2

INVALID VOTES – 29