Governor Yahaya Bello on Thursday, August 29, emerged the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi for the November 16, governorship election in the state.
Yahaya Bello won the party’s primary with 3,127 out of 3,596 votes cast by the delegates.
Total of 3,596 delegates out of 3,838, were accredited for the primary.
It was learnt that ten aspirants were cleared by the APC national working committee to contest in the election.
As the results are being awaited, Justice Abdul Awulu, the vacation judge sitting in a high court in Lokoja, on Thursday, August 29, dismissed an ex parte application to stop the governorship primaries of the APC in the state.
Ruling in the application filed by Alhaji Mustapha Audu, a governorship aspirant, Justice Awulu, held that the court cannot stop the primaries by order.
The aspirant filed an ex parte application before the vacation judge “pursuant to section 6(6)a and (b) of the 1999 constitution and Order 11 rule 7, sub 1 & 2 of the Kogi (Civil Procedure) 5 Rules 2006.”