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Monday, 30 November 2015

Kogi Poll: INEC Confirms Bello As Replacement For Audu

After Days of in-fighting and raising of dusts between the running mate of the late Abubakr Audu, James Faleke and Yahaya Bello, on who will replace Audu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed request made by the All Progressives Congress for the nomination of Bello for the supplementary election in Kogi state.

Bello will be flying the APC flag in the December 5 rerun election after the party has settled for him as the suitable replacement for its late candidate, The Nation reports.
This confirmation was made by the INEC deputy director in charge of publicity, Nick Dazang.
Dazang said: “They have sent the name of their replacement candidate, the second runner-up in their primaries that is Yahaya Bello, to the commission.”
The INEC spokesman did not state when the request was made for the substitution of the name of Bello as it standard flag bearer.
He stated that the electoral body is poised to conduct the Kogi supplementary and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections on Saturday, December 5
The commission is committed to conduct the two elections, that is why in respect of kogi, despite what happened, we came out with public notice inviting the APC to submit its replacement candidate for the election,” Dazang explained.
Meanwhile, earlier today, November 30, there reports of clashes between the supporters of Bello and Faleke as speculation was rift that the former might be picked as the APC governorship candidate for the forthcoming Kogi state supplementary polls.



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