The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on Friday night, hosted a dinner in honor of the national Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and other members of the National Working Committee who are in Lokoja for the formal inauguration of the National Campaign Council for Kogi Gubernatorial Election.
At the event, there was a rich display of culture by different cultural groups, and it was graced by the governorship candidate of the state, Usman Ahmed Ododo and his running mate, as well as the Kogi APC state structure and many other APC stakeholders from the state.
Recall that, the APC had earlier in the week constituted its campaign councils for the forthcoming elections in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo states ahead of the supplementary elections to be held on November 11.
The APC’s organising secretary, Muhammad Argungu, had said Ganduje approved the constitution of the campaign councils in consultation with the national working committee.
Governor of Ogun, Dapo Abiodun, will lead the party’s campaign council for the Kogi governorship.
Governor of Gombe, Inuwa Yahaya, will spearhead the campaign council in Bayelsa while Governor of Cross River, Bassey Otu, will be in charge of Imo.
The Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo campaign councils have 135, 124, and 138 members, respectively.
Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Mohammed Bago, and Uba Sani of Lagos, Niger and Kaduna states are members of the Kogi campaign council respectively.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio and George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation are members of the Bayelsa campaign council.
For Imo, Governor of Ebonyi, Francis Nwifuru, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu and former Senator, Rochas Okorocha are members of the state’s campaign council.