Rep Abejide Wins Kogi ADC Governorship Ticket

Rep Abejide Wins Kogi ADC Governorship Ticket

The member of the House of Representatives representing Yagba Federal Constituency, Leke Abejide, on Saturday, emerged as the sole governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress {ADC}.

The ADC primary, which was held peacefully across the 239 wards of the 21 local government areas of the state, had its Collation Centre at the Idris Nana Hotel, Lokoja.

The direct primary election was supervised by Federal and State officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission {INEC}, with the presence of security agents.

Mrs Magdalene Aku represented the INEC chairman at the primary while Sadiq Zakaye and one other represented the INEC office in the state.

The National Collation Officer of the party, Dr. Babalola Ajadi, while announcing the results, said out of the 9,584 total votes, Leke Abejide had 9,456 votes while 128 votes were recorded as invalid.

Dr Ajadi said: “Having scored the highest valid votes and the only contestant in the primary, Leke Abejide is declared winner of the primary and ADC candidate in the Nov 11, 2023 governorship election.”

Abejide, while speaking after his emergence, promised to prioritise education, workers’ welfare, security and infrastructural development if elected.

He also promised to make his detailed manifesto available to all Kogi electorate in the next few weeks, while also pledging to pay WAEC fees for all students in the 21 LGAs in the state.

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