The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed request made by the All Progressives Congress for the nomination of Yahaya Bello for the supplementary election in Kogi state.
This came even as in-fighting among the running mate of the late Abubakr Audu, James Faleke and Yahaya Bello and on who will replace Audu’s son,
Bello will be therefore be flying the APC flag in the Dec. 5 rerun election after the party picked him as the suitable replacement for its late candidate.
The INEC deputy director in charge of publicity, Nick Dazang, confirmed the nomination.
“They have sent the name of their replacement candidate, the second runner-up in their primaries, that is Yahaya Bello, to the commission,” he said.
He said the electoral body is poised to conduct the Kogi supplementary and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections on Saturday, Dec. 5.
“The commission is committed to conduct the two elections, that is why in respect of kogi, despite what happened, we came out with public notice inviting the APC to submit its replacement candidate for the election,” Dazang explained.