Kogi Guber: Igala Candidates Increase to 9, as Idoko Picks APGA Ticket 

Ahead of the November 11th governorship election in Kogi State, the number of candidates from the eastern part of the state has increased to nine, as businessman, Kingsley Idoko joined emerged as the flagbearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

ebirareporters.com reports that the candidate was elected during the candidate replacement primary election of the party which took place at SAATOF hotel in Lokoja, the state capital.

Idoko, who was elected by voice votes by the Congress, replaced AbdulAzzez Arokoya who resigned as the candidate of the party.


In his acceptance speech, Idoko promised to move the state forward stressing the issue of percentage salary will be overcome by his administration if elected.

According to he will make sure he improves the state’s internal revenue generation so that this will occument allocation that comes from federal government declares every month which he said will not be enough to develop the state.

He assured the people of Kogi State his administration will not joke with the health, education and development of the state, noting that Kogi State can surpass Lagos in terms of development if the government is serious and ready to work without consuming the state financially.

With the number, the Igala region has presented the highest number of contenders jostling to replace Governor Yahaya Bello.

At the time of filing this report, the Igala candidates fly the tickets of ADP, AP, APGA, APM, LP, NNPP, SDP, PRP, YPP.

Whilst the central senatorial district presented only one candidate under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the West has three under the Peoples Democratic Party Action Alliance (AA), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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