By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The former Special Adviser to the Kogi State Governor on SMEs, Hon. Danladi Sulaiman Aguye, has won the House of Representatives primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituecy.
Aguye defeated his closest rival, Hon. Idris Ndako who polled 24 votes with 70 votes, while Hon Saidu Akawu, a former House of Assembly member, came third with 8 votes.
The Chief retiring officer, Muhammed Abdulrasheed announced that about 105 delegates were accredited to participate in the election which was held at the Children’s Ammusment Park, Lokoja.
The returning officer, while announcing the results, said Honourable Danladi Sulaiman Aguye has the highest votes in the primary held in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, therefore, “I, Muhammed Abdulrasheed as the chairman Electoral committee, declare Honourable Aguye as the winner of the elections.”
Consequently, valid votes were put at 102 votes while void votes were counted as 3 votes.
Meanwhile, in his acceptance speech, the winner, Hon. Danladi Sulaiman Aguye while appreciating God for the success of the election, called on the party supporters to suspend the celebration of his victory at the party’s primary election, saying “we are not yet there, we still have work ahead to do. It is my prayer that APC wins the next House of Representatives seat in Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituecy.”
The house of represetatives flagbearer of APC in the next year’s election in the state, Hon. Aguye, thanked the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for providing a level playing field for all the aspirants while calling on other aspirants and their campaign committees to kindly sheath their swords for the good of the party and the entire generations of Kogites in the forthcoming elections.