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Kogi Governorship Election: Number Of Yahaya Bello’s Challengers Rising

The number of politicians eying the governorship seat of Kogi State, possibly to displace the incumbent, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, in the November 2nd election, as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has now risen to nearly 30, with four in the All Progressives Congress (APC) fold.

One of them, according to report coming from the state, is the current member of the House of Representatives, James Abiodun Faleke, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency in Lagos, two sons of the late former governor of the state, Abubakar Audu and a top shot of the Nigerian Consumer Protection Council, Babatunde Irukera, all on the platform of the APC.

Faleke, who also sought to be declared the candidate of the APC after the death of Audu in 2015 few hours after the election, is still enjoying the support of Senator Bola Tinubu, a leader of the party. Faleke was the running mate to Audu before Audu died few hours before he would have been declared the winner of the poll.

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Others from the opposition political parties are Senator Nicolas Ugbane, Professor Saidu Onalo Ogah, Hon Zakari Alfa, AVM Salihu Atawodi, Comrade Sunday Oma Bala, Dr. Aminu Musa Audu.

Others are Engr. Abdulmalik Muhammed, Hon. Muhammad Shaibu Tettes, Alhaji Sanu Lulu Abdullahi, Barrister Abdullahi Haruna, Comrade Henry Anibe Agbonika, Hon. Ahmed Ibrahim Aruwa, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris andHon. ,alik Isah.

Also Mr. Sunday Ogu, Barrister Dr. Halima Alfa, Alhaji Yusuf Dentele, Chief Dr. Joseph Ameh Erico, Mr. Yakubu Mohammed, Dr. Idris Omede, Mr. Mustapha Mona Audu, Hon. Humphrey Abah, Aminu Abubakar Suleiman, Alhaji Yusuf Alih Idah, Dr. Safiya Stephanie Musa, Professor Sunshine Ogwu Ochala and Dr. Abuh Sunday Omogani are also in contention.