Kogi gov, Bello dumps deputy, picks Chief of Staff as running mate

Kogi gov, Bello dumps deputy, picks Chief of Staff as running mate

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has dumped his deputy, Mr Simon Achuba and picked Mr Edward Onoja, as his running mate for the November 16 governorship election. The has finally laid to rest the horse-trading between the Governor and his former ally, Mr Achuba who has been at loggerhead with him over the N30.8

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has dumped his deputy, Mr Simon Achuba and picked Mr Edward Onoja, as his running mate for the November 16 governorship election.

KOGI STATE GOVERNOR, YAHAYA BELLO

The has finally laid to rest the horse-trading between the Governor and his former ally, Mr Achuba who has been at loggerhead with him over the N30.8 bailout money from the federal government met for the payment of workers salaries in the State.

Bello submitted Onoja’s name to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during his trip to Abuja last week, according to a reliable source.

Onoja’s nominatio was confirmed via a link one of the social media pages of the Chief of Staff.

It would be recalled that the incumbent governor of the State, emerged as APC Candidate barely two weeks ago.

He won the primary conducted in Lokoja, the state capital on Thursday by 3,127 votes.

A total of 3,596 delegates were accredited.

TheNewspad reports that by the ongoing turn of event, Mr Onoja and his supporters may support the PDP in the election where their interest.

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