Abdullahi Bayawo has emerged winner of the People’s Redemption Party primary election ahead of the November 11 Kogi State Governorship poll.
The former National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency director emerged as the winner of the party’s governorship primary held in Lokoja under the supervision of the Umar Onuja-led seven-member Indirect Mode Primary Election Committee.
Premium Times reported that Onuja announced the result of the primary election, congratulating Bayawo for emerging unchallenged for the governorship ticket.
Onuja said, “While I congratulate Dr Abdullahi Bayawo over his emergence, I also thank the party leadership and the delegates for allowing us to have a free, fair, peaceful and transparent primary election.
“It’s our expectation that after this process, we shall join hands and work together to ensure that the PRP emerge victorious in the governorship election come November 11.”
In his acceptance speech, Bayawo, an Ankpa Local Government Area indigene from Kogi state, called for synergy among the party faithfuls so as to ensure victory come November 11.
Bayawo vowed to take Kogi State to the promised land if elected as the governor by addressing essential and thorny issues that have been neglected by the present administration.
Bayawo stated, “Kogi has both human and natural resources, which when harnessed can turn around the fortunes of the state as well as do away with poverty, deprivation and hardship.
“Let’s team up together as a force, work tirelessly and take power through the ballot and salvage our people and our state this time around.”