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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

`NEW CHALLENGE: Wada Beats Echocho, Others To Clinch PDP Guber Ticket

The incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, has won the governorship primary of the ruling PDP in Kogi State, defeating his main challenger, Alhaji Jibrin Isa Echocho, who conceded victory as soon as its was clear he had lost the primary which held at the Lokoja Township Stadium on Monday.

Isa threw in the towel when results from 16 out of 21 local governments had been announced with Wada polling 432 votes against his paltry 55 votes.
He immediately congratulated Governor Wada and hugged him before departing the venue.

After eating the humble pie, Echocho told journalists that he would work with the PDP candidate to ensure victory for the party at the November poll.

"Wada can win in November. I will work with him to ensure victory for the party. I remain in the PDP," he said.

The governorship election in Kogi is scheduled for Saturday, November 21.

Sources in Kogi however told OluFamous.Com that Governor Wada faces an uphill task against his main challenger, candidate of the APC, Prince Abubakar Audu, who is enjoying increasing acceptability.

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