INEC gives APC ultimatum of 48hours over Kogi polls

Following the death of Audu Abubakar and the declaration of the Kogi governorship election as inconclusive, the Independent National Electoral Commission, had instructed the APC to find a replacement for Audu on or before Dec 1. While Audu’s running mate, James Faleke, staked a claim for the right to step-up and be the governorship candidate, the late politician’s loyalists insisted that his son, Mohammed Audu, must succeed his father. However, on Saturday, November 28, it was widely reported that the ruling party had selected Yahaya Bello as Audu’s replacement, and the governorship candidate for the December 5 Kogi supplementary election. Bello’s selection was met with criticism and protests in the state and within the party, hence new information from the ruling party’s camp suggests that Bello’s selection may not be its final decision on the matter. The APC leadership says it has not settled for Bello as replacement for Audu in the supplementary election, saying a decision will be taken on Monday, November 30. Meanwhile, INEC has informed the APC that it would not be allowed to replace its late governorship candidate after Tuesday and has until Dec 1 to pick a candidate. YNaijaFacebooktwittergoogle_plus

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