Controversy Trails Kogi APC East, Central Senatorial Primaries

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The outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kogi East and Kogi Central Senatorial Primaries has been marred by allegations of irregularities.

In Kogi East, the incumbent, Senator Jibrin Isah, popularly known as Echocho, received 472 votes to defeat his opponent, Prince Yahaya Audu, brother of the late Kogi State Governor, late Abubakar Audu, who received only six votes, with one vote declared invalid.

Prince Audu responded by saying he rejected and disagreed with the results of the Kogi East APC Senatorial District primaries held in Idah on Saturday.

He claimed he was denied entry to the venue to observe the proceedings.

He also stated that his agent was denied entry to the venue, claiming that the primary election was a sham.

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While pointing out that no election allows you not to have an agent, he vowed to challenge the outcome, as it didn’t meet the requirements and guidelines for the conduct of the APC primaries.


Similarly, the election in Kogi central was also controversial.

The former Kogi State Commissioner for Works, Hon. Abubakar Ohere, won the ticket for the central senatorial district.

He scored 260 votes while Ramat Tijani Atta scored 13 votes, and Dalhatu Sheriff with 11 votes.

However, Ramat Tijani Atta and Dalhatu Sheriff staged a walkout at the venue as they both alleged irregularities in the process.

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