The Former Auditor-General For Local Governments in Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has won the gubernatorial primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in the State on Friday.
Ododo, who scored a total of 78,704 votes won the direct primary election with a wide margin to defeat six other contestants in the governorship race.
About seven other aspirants including the State’s Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, Governor Yahaya Bello, Chief of Staff, Pharmacist Mohammed Asuku, had earlier withdrawn from the gubernatorial race on the eve of the primary election.
Ododo, defeated Barrister Mohammed Ozigi Salami, who scored 1,506 votes, while the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi scored the least number votes, 311.
The Secretary of the Kogi State APC Primary Election Committee, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, on behalf of the Chairman of the panel, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State declared Ahmed Usman Ododo, as the winner of the gubernatorial primary election.