The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that it will conduct a fresh primary election in Kogi state to pick a replacement for Abubakar Audu. Audu, who recently passed away.
Speaking with reporters at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Tuesday, John Oyegun, chairman of the party, said the decision to hold a fresh primary was taken after the APC received a letter from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asking it to replace Audu.
“It’s in the public space already, that the chief law officer of the republic has made his views know on how things should develop from this stage on,” he said.
“He has made a pronouncement to the effect that all that is required is for the APC to go through the processes of providing a substitute to our late candidate with the implication being that thereafter the supplementary elections to conclude the process of electing a new governor of Kogi state will began to be put in place so as a party we going to proceed with process organising primary to provide a substitute candidate, Abubakar Audu.
“We are going to go into executive session now, to know the nature of the primary,” he added.