APC dumps Audu’s running-mate, to conduct fresh primaries in Kogi


The All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership, on Tuesday announced that it would conduct fresh primaries to determine a replacement for its late candidate, Abubakar Audu, in the inconclusive governorship election in Kogi State, according to Premium Times.

Mr. Audu’s death was announced on Sunday shortly after Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the election inconclusive.

Addressing journalists at the party’s national Secretariat in Abuja, the national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, said delegates to the last primaries which saw the emergence of the late candidate would determine who becomes the candidate.

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On the fate of Mr. Audu’s running-mate, James Faleke, the APC national chairman said it would be decided after conducting fresh primary election.

“As a party, we are going to proceed with the process of organising primaries to provide a substitute candidate for the late Abubakar Audu,” the party chairman clarified.

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