The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo was among the names of the 18 candidates whose names were published in Lokoja by the Independent National Electoral Commossion (INEC) to contest the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State.
The INEC had announced on Thursday that it will publish the personal particulars of the candidates participating in the governorship elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi States.
National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, in a statement disclosed that the publication will be done in the state headquarters and local government offices in the three states.
Consequently, the Kogi governorship list was released yesterday, (Friday) in Lokoja at the INEC office with the name of Olayinka Braimoh of the Action Alliance topping the list with his running mate Mr. Simon Ojone Ogwu.
Also included in the list are the candidate of Accord Party (AP), Jimoh Francis Ayo and his running mate, Ahmed Ibrahim; while the AAC has Abel Yaba Emmanuel and Abu Moses Felix as running mate;
The All Peoples Party (APP) has
Sunday Frank Onoja and Kekere Rahamatas running mate and the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has Ododo Ahmed Usman and Suleiman Abubakar as running mate
The candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) is Dauda Utenwojo with his running mate as Ologe John Kola; All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Arkigofa Musa Abdullazeez with Nweke Benjamin Ikechukwu as running mate;
Action Democratic Party (ADP), Julius Elupo with Mohammed Yahaya as running mate; African Democratic Congress (ADC),
Mr. Leke Joseph Abejide and Mr. Dauda Usman as running mate.
The list also included the Boot Party’s Mohammed Kabir Umar
who is running alongside Eleojo Usman; the Labour Party (LP)’s, Okeme Adejoh with Ocheja Edegbo as running mate; National Reformation Party (NRM) has Sirius Bala Abdulgafar as candidate and Onoja Ernest Braiwere as running mate; Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) ‘ flagbearer is Dr. Abdullahi Bayawo with Sunday Davis Ozomata
Also on the ticket; the Young Peoples Party (YPP) will be fielding Omale Samson Agada
who is contesting alongside Suleiman Abubakar; the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) candidate, Suleiman Taiye Fatimah has Oluwole Mathew as running mate.
The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has Musa Salihu Mubarak and Tanimu Idris; the Social Democratic Party (SDP)’ s candidate is Jimoh Sheik Ibrahim
who is running alongside Ajodo Damian Monday and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) whose candidate is Senator Melaye Daniel Dino and his running mate, Mohammed Deen Habibat