The former Auditor General for Local Governments in Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the state’s forthcoming election.
Ododo, who polled a total of 78,704 votes, won the direct primary election held on Friday, with a wide margin to defeat six other contestants in the governorship race.
He defeated the distant runner-up, Barr. Mohammed Ozigi Salami, who got 1,506 votes, while the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi, polled the least number of votes – 311.
Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, the secretary of the Kogi State APC Primary Election Committee, on behalf of the chairman of the panel, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, announced the results.
Obahiagbon declared Ododo as the winner of the gubernatorial primary election.